Charles Eames

Material Masters


Sculptural, ergonomic and light weight ––the DCW (Dining Chair Wood) along with the other molded plywood furniture designed by Charles and Ray Eames––was revolutionary in its material, form and manufacturing method. While still at the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan, described as the “cradle of American modernism,” Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen initially collaborated on the design of a contoured molded wood veneer and upholstered chair.
Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Evans Products, Herman Miller Inc., furniture, plywood, American modernsim

Cooper-Hewitt: Gilbert Rohde and Design Now - pt.1 of 3


Pioneering and little known furniture designer, Gilbert Rohde (1894 1944), specialized in designing clean, modern pieces appropriate for any room in the house, and his advanced merchandising techniques with Herman Miller laid the groundwork for future designers including George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.
Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller, George Nelson, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Phyllis Ross, Ayse Birsel, Birsel + Seck, Pablo Castro, OBRA Architects, Russel Flinchum, interior design, modernism, modernist furniture, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Gilbert Rohde and Design Now - pt.2 of 3


Pioneering and little known furniture designer, Gilbert Rohde (1894 1944), specialized in designing clean, modern pieces appropriate for any room in the house, and his advanced merchandising techniques with Herman Miller laid the groundwork for future designers including George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.
Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller, George Nelson, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Phyllis Ross, Ayse Birsel, Birsel + Seck, Pablo Castro, OBRA Architects, Russel Flinchum, interior design, modernism, modernist furniture, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Gilbert Rohde and Design Now - pt.3 of 3


Pioneering and little known furniture designer, Gilbert Rohde (1894 1944), specialized in designing clean, modern pieces appropriate for any room in the house, and his advanced merchandising techniques with Herman Miller laid the groundwork for future designers including George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.
Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller, George Nelson, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Phyllis Ross, Ayse Birsel, Birsel + Seck, Pablo Castro, OBRA Architects, Russel Flinchum, interior design, modernism, modernist furniture, panel, talk, long, public program

The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention


This exhibition presents 500 objects designed by Charles and Ray Eames and produced by the Eames office between 1941 and 1984. The objects on view illustrate the spectrum of the Eames's design accomplishments and include furniture, fabrics, environments, and even movies.
Charles Eames, Ray Eames, furniture design, fabrics, 20th century, exhibitions

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe


This is the first of the grand challenges posed by Secretary Wayne Clough for the new strategic plan of the Smithsonian. Here’s the explanatory sentence: “We will continue to lead the quest to understand the fundamental nature of the cosmos, using next-generation technologies to explore our own solar system, meteorites, the Earth’s geological past and present, and the paleontology of our planet.”
challenge, Wayne Clough, smithsonian, cosmos, technologies, explore, system, Earth, past, present, paleontology, planet, World, Universe, mysteries, Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Powers of Ten, film, Cosmic View, book, Kees Boeke, illustrate, zoom, rate, extent, micro, macro, scopic, understanding, ideas

Book Choice - The Story of Eames Furniture


This is my favorite design book from 2010. Yes, it’s huge! That’s a twelve inch ruler in the photo.
Story of Eames furniture, furniture, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Gestalten, publications, Herman Miller, photos, pattern drawings, portraits, Less and More design ethos of Dieter Rams, European, modernism, Industrial Design, materials, USA, Marilyn Neuhart, author, biographies, Eames Repertory Company, Eero Saarinen, Deborah Sussman