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Filmmakers in plea to fund Eileen Gray villa renovation

A production company making a film about Irish architect Eileen Gray is appealing for cash to renovate her dilapidated E1027 villa in southern France

EG Film Productions is seeking £162,000 to permanently restore the Modernist house she designed in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the 1920s.

Parts of the company’s film, The Price Of Desire, will be shot at the villa, which was controversially attributed to Jean Badovici for many years.

E1027 is now in a state of disrepair, and EG Film Productions wishes to leave a lasting legacy rather than superficially restoring it solely for the shoot.

The production company says its appeal aims ‘to make a substantial contribution to the restoration of this architectural triumph and thus better visualise the extraordinary story of her phenomenal contribution to 20th Century Modern architecture.’

EG has until 7 May to raise the £162,000 needed for its project.

The villa is currently undergoing restoration work under the supervision of the French cultural authorities. 

Eileen Gray's villa in 2013

Eileen Gray’s villa in 2013

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