Charles and Ray Eames
American, 1907 and 1912 - 1978 and 1988
Collected by a major museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
Collectible Design,
Peter Blake Gallery
Highlights from the Architecture + Design Collection,
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
System Design: Over 100 years of chaos in everyday life,
MAKK – Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

Perhaps the most influential collaboration in design history, the husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames helped to create new concepts in furniture for a modern century. Exploring new techniques and materials like molded wood, fiberglass-reinforced plastic, and bent wire, they created affordable furniture for the likes of Herman Miller, which have since become iconic pieces in design history. Their California studio was a laboratory where their team constantly refined and revised their experiments, reducing furniture to its most essential forms—as was the Pacific Palisades home they created as one of the famous Case Study Houses. “The details are not details,” said Charles. “They make the product.” In addition to furniture, they created toys, films, videos, and textiles.

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