Charles and Ray Eames

The world of Charles and Ray Eames was multifarious and constantly expanding. Now widely considered two of the foremost designers of the twentieth century, this couple — in life as well as in work — worked collaboratively with the members of their studio, the Eames Office, on a myriad of projects, ranging from iconic furniture to playful toys to pioneering multimedia installations. Their celebrated products and approach to design have become emblematic of a Californian attitude.
Charles Ormond Eames Jr. (1907–1978) and Bernice Alexandra “Ray” Kaiser Eames (1912–1988) were true polymaths. The couple’s interdisciplinary practice came to define their work and prefigures how many contemporary practitioners work today. Pulling from a diverse range of source materials, together with their team of staff they amassed an extraordinary output. They had an intensive research process, always testing their ideas by creating scale models as well as exploring inventive approaches to understanding subject matter, often through film and photography. To take just two examples, they experimented tirelessly with new fibreglass production processes to create the most comfortable and affordable single-piece chair, and they made a poetic film studying the life of marine sea creatures to help them learn how to build the best environment for an aquarium. They were fascinated by different modes of visual communication, leading them to embrace burgeoning computer technologies in both their work and teaching. Design for them was a way of life, a process of problem solving that was continually evolving.
Charles and Ray Eames chair
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