Monday, October 12, 2009


The American designers and husband and wife duo, Charles and Ray Eames created more than a "look" with their bent plywood chairs or molded fiberglass seating. They had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to fulfill the practical needs of ordinary people and bring greater simplicity and pleasure to our lives. The Eameses adventurously pursued new ideas and forms with a sense of "serious fun." Yet, it was rigorous discipline that allowed them to achieve perfection of form and mastery over materials. As the most important exponents of organic design, Charles and Ray Eames demonstrated how good design can improve quality of life and human understanding and knowledge. Depending on the world region, licensing for Eames products is either through the Herman Miller Company or through Vitra. For example here in the U.S. the licensing is through HM whereas in Europe it is through Vitra. 20th century Eames furnishings can be sourced on 1stdibs.

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images: (click on images to enlarge)
La Chaise (top)
Aluminum Group lounge & ottoman (2nd)
RAR rocker & LCW-cowprint (3rd)
Eames Lounge & ottoman (4th)
Eames desks & bookcase/storage units (bottom)

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