Posts tagged as 'Charles and Ray Eames'

Ray and Charles Eames examining the sling locations to be covered by fabric lapping in a prototype of the Aluminum Group Lounge Chair, 1957; photo © Eames Office, LLC

He was an architectural school dropout who never got his license and she was a painter that rarely painted yet the husband-and-wife powerhouse of Charles and Ray Eames has become one of the most significant creative practices in the history of modern design. Now, for the first time since their deaths, filmmakers Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey make ‘a definitive and unprecedented cinematic foray into the private world of the Renaissance-style studio that Charles and RayEames conceived in a cavernous warehouse on a gritty street in Venice Beach, CA’ in their recently-released feature-length documentary, Eames: The Architect and the Painter. (more…)

The Story of Eames Furniture by Marilyn Neuhart with John Neuhart; publisher: gestalten

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In the new two-volume work ‘The Story of Eames Furniture’ by Marilyn Neuhart and John Neuhart the authors take a journey through time, going back both to the early beginnings of modern furniture design and to their own past. The focus of this book is therefore not, as is the case in the volume ‘Eames Design’ by the same two authors, on recording the entire Eames creative output complete with films, graphics and exhibitions. ‘The Story of Eames Furniture’ concentrates on the furniture design and the background to the great myth, as well as the origins of the entire Eames empire. The book deals with the numerous influences of other designers who have become famous, as well as with the loyal staff who worshipped the legendary designer pair. Again and again there is reference to the fact that Charles and Ray Eames demanded unconditional devotion to work, both from themselves and others.

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'Rearranged' by Nicola from Bern, photo by Michael Sieber

Our friend Nicola from Bern just sent us these beautiful photographs of his newest work ‘Rearranged’. The series of chairs is composed of the classic shell of the Charles and Ray Eames Plastic Chair Series and a new base made from powder-coated sheet metal. With his convincing half ready-mades the young Swiss designer wants to question the fast-paced production and developments of todays design industry.

'Rearranged' by Nicola from Bern, photo by Michael Sieber

Don’t miss to read Nicola’s intresting background story:

“Rearranged tries to demonstrate the potential of an alternative mentality to the established design industry in order to encourage them to alter the traditional perspective of product development already today. Why launching products with identical performance on an annual basis when there are well-known designs within the same enterprise? Many design classics were designed with the highest degree of flexibility and adaptability in mind, but their huge success and the resulting request for preservation made it difficult for the companies to do other than establishing an untouchable status.
With Charles and Ray Eames’ Plastic Chair Series I not only attempt to proof the feasibility but to highlight ecological and economical benefits of Rearranged as well. As an intermediate setup, the existing infrastructure can be maintained while adding just fractional diversification.”

'Rearranged' by Nicola from Bern, photo by Michael Sieber

'Rearranged' by Nicola from Bern, photo by Michael Sieber

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