Friday, May 02, 2008

Designers of the Week: Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames are my favorite designers. This husband and wife team created some of my favorite pieces of furniture, fabric, and designs. See their bio below from DWR.

Ray & Charles Eames


Lounge chair & Ottoman


Shell rocker

Case Study House

"The Eameses were a husband and wife team whose unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Sleek, sophisticated and simple. Beautifully functional. They 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.

And they didn't stop with furniture. The Eameses also created a highly innovative "case study" house in response to a magazine contest. They made films, including a seven-screen installation at the 1959 Moscow World's Fair, presented in a dome designed by Buckminster Fuller. They designed showrooms, invented toys and generally made the world a more interesting place to be.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." (via DWR)

1 comment:

  1. Agree with you on this. They are such a great tandem!
    My fav is their LCW chair. :D