Architecture: Eileen Grey
Eileen Gray – the renowned Anglo-Irish designer, artist and self-taught architect was born in the in 1878.
Gray spent most of her life in France, but she remained proudly Irish and returned to this country on several occasions. She was keen in her later years, for instance, to have her carpets made in Ireland.
When she died in Paris in 1976 at the age of 98, only three people attended her funeral. Today she’s acknowledged as an important voice in the creation of modernism and one of the most important designers of the 20th century.