Alanis Morissette and Orla Brady in POD as Marisa Damia and Eileen Gray  Copyright Julian Lennon 2013. All rights reserved

Alanis Morissette and Orla Brady in POD as Marisa Damia and Eileen Gray Copyright Julian Lennon All rights reserved

The Price of Desire by writer/director Mary McGuckian starts Orla Brady, Vincent Perez, Francesco Scianna and Alanis Morissette #EileenGrayProject Copyright Julian Lennon 2014. All rights reserved.

The Price of Desire by writer/director Mary McGuckian stars Orla Brady, Vincent Perez, Francesco Scianna and Alanis Morissette. Copyright Julian Lennon All rights reserved.

Behind The Scenes - Orla Brady as Eileen Gray

This year a new movie will explore the complex, unconventional life of Eileen Gray, the Irish designer and self-taught architect behind the Modernist house that for years was attributed to Le Corbusier

Immediately following the exhibition of the Montecarlo Room, Jean Badovici conducted an interview with Eileen Gray for Wendingen, an avant-garde Dutch design publication. Le Corbusier and Robert Mallet Stevens also took note.  An unfinished white wood block screen, never lacquered, remained in her apartment at Rue Bonaparte until her demise in 1976. The film’s designers recreated this piece from photographic evidence for the Rue Bonaparte set in Brussels.

Immediately following the exhibition of the Montecarlo Room, Jean Badovici conducted an interview with Eileen Gray for Wendingen, an avant-garde Dutch design publication. Le Corbusier and Robert Mallet Stevens also took note. An unfinished white wood block screen, never lacquered, remained in her apartment at Rue Bonaparte until her demise in 1976. The film’s designers recreated this piece from photographic evidence for the Rue Bonaparte set in Brussels.

Eileen Gray had previously used lacquer block screens as a wall covering in the interior of Mme Levy’s apartment but here she was clearly making a modernist statement, albeit by applying the pain-staking process of her Japanese lacquer technique, in exhibiting effectively a free-standing wall.

Eileen Gray had previously used lacquer block screens as a wall covering in the interior of Mme Levy’s apartment but here she was clearly making a modernist statement, albeit by applying the pain-staking process of her Japanese lacquer technique, in exhibiting effectively a free-standing wall.

Auction at Christie's

Auction at Christie's

Reporters and Cheska Vallois at the Christie's Reenactment

Monaco to Paris for final shooting of The Price of Desire

Vincent Perez as Le Corbusier

Vincent Perez as Le Corbusier

Behind the Scenes - Christie's Reenactment Shoot

Behind the Scenes - Christie's Reenactment Shoot

Behind the Scenes - Christie's Reenactment Shoot

Behind the Scenes - Christie's Reenactment Shoot

Behind the Scenes - Christie's Reenactment Shoot

Behind the Scenes - Christie's Reenactment Shoot

Behind the Scenes - Christie's Reenactment Shoot

Behind the Scenes - Christie's Reenactment Shoot

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