Eileen Gray Documentary Premieres in Tribeca
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Eileen Gray Documentary Premieres in Tribeca Written by Patrick Sisson October 15, 2014 A new documentary film, Gray Matters, does justice to a life less ordinary: that of design innovator Eileen Gray . Director Marco Antonio Orsini Interviewing Architect Robert Rubato Orsini's film deftly moves between different projects and phases of Gray's ever-evoloving career, though it does concentrate on e.1027, a home that stands as both a key statement and symbol and, according to Rubato, the setting of a difficult story involving Gray and Corbusier. When Corbu visited the home in 1938 to paint murals, Rubato says that he expressed a "desire to stain the walls," a statement many claim show the famed architect's envy and ego at play. Image courtesy of Gray Matters . Premiering tonight at the annual Architectural & Design Film Festival in New York , Gray Matters examines the life of modernist icon Eileen Gray , whose work in furniture, interior design and architecture was aptly described as a "rolling experiment through the decades." Director Marco Orsini traces the arc of Gray's creativity and influence with insight from a score of scholars, collectors and designers, from her early years working in Paris to her extraordinary home designs to her reemergence after a period of obscurity. A scholary showcase for timeless work created in the dawn of Modernst design, Gray Matters provides a full account of a career once tragically set aside out of neglect. Gray Matters "Teaser" from Marco Antonio Orsini on Vimeo .