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Famous Furniture Designs Star In These Noir-Inspired Movie Posters

Barcelona-based illustrator Federico Babina imagines Gropius, Eames, Aalto, and more as movie directors in this imaginative design history. If you care about the Charles and Ray Eameses of the world more than the Brangelinas, Barcelona-based illustrator Federico Babina's latest movie poster series caters to your design snobbery. Read Full Story

Eames Watch: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Ray and Charles Eames

The cover of Radio and Television News from 1958 captured the true significance of the Eames' Do-Nothing Machine, an early example of utilizing solar power. Photo courtesy Daniel Ostroff. It was a vintage Eames thought experiment, part user-centered design, part...

'Anthology' author on Eames designs and who could play the couple

Charles and Ray Eames "were as careful with their words as they were with their designs," says author and scholar Daniel Ostroff, whose latest book, "An Eames Anthology: Articles, Film Scripts, Interviews, Letters, Notes, and Speeches," is a compilation of material from 1941 to 1986.

Virtual Tour: Go Ahead, Redesign a Virtual Eames' Case Study House No. 8

Photos via ArchDaily Charles and Ray Eames' midcentury home in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades, Case Study House No. 8, has become an icon due in large part to its detailed interior. During LACMA's California Design exhibition a few years...

Curbed National: The Most Important Restaurant Decor of the Last 50 Years?

Almost all of the furnishings in La Fonda del Sol in New York's Time Life building were designed by Alexander Girard, with the exception of the custom chairs by his Herman Miller compatriots Charles and Ray Eames. Image via 1stDibs....

Henry Ford Museum Acquires Eames' Mathematica — Design News

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan will display one of three copies of Charles and Ray Eames' Mathematica. The version, originally installed at the 1964 New York World's Fair, will go on permanent exhibit next year. READ MO...

Gorgeous Silkscreens Celebrate The Best Of California Modernism

A pair of artists pay homage to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and more Californian modernists. In the '30s and '40s, Californian architects and designers like Ray Eames, Merle Armitage, Alvin Lustig, and John and Marilyn Neuhart put playful, colorful twists on cerebral modernist traditions imported from Europe. Show More Summary

Otis and Dorothy Shepard: exemplars of mid-20th century design

5 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

Anyone with even a passing interest in mid-20th century design has heard of Charles and Ray Eames, but Otis and Dorothy Shepard were arguably the more influential designing couple. Until recently, little was known about the pair, each of whom was an accomplished artist in their own right, efficient with line, unerring with color. Show More Summary

Eames Watch: On Her 102nd Birthday, 13 Photos of Ray Eames and Her Work

Photo via CBS Happy birthday to midcentury design icon Ray Eames! The furniture and textile designer, whose work with husband/partner Charles includes some of the most influential pieces of the American design canon, would have been 102 today, so to...

With 40 Million Downloads, betaworks-Backed Dots Gets A Refreshed Logo

Dots, the betaworks-backed gaming studio led by Paul Murphy and Patrick Moberg, has today announced a rebranding for the company. The new logo takes inspiration from Charles Eames, according to a Medium post, and uses colors from the first iteration of Dots while incorporating the newer, and more popular, TwoDots game into the company logo. Read More

The Eames' "Powers Of Ten" Is Now An iPhone App

Well, kind of. In the classic documentary Powers Of 10, Charles and Ray Eames examine the relative scale of the universe and our own place within those orders of magnitude. Powers of 10 has been so influential that it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry and has been recreated by artists and chefs. And now it's an app. Well, kind of. Read Full Story

Office Alfresco: 1958

Somewhere around Los Angeles circa 1958. "Aluminum Group furniture (chairs, ottomans, tables) designed by Charles Eames for Herman Miller Inc." Our third behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous world of furniture modeling. Large format negative from the Office of Charles and Ray Eames. View full size.

Debates: Finding themselves with irreconcilable differences of...

Finding themselves with irreconcilable differences of opinion about whether designer Ora-Ïto's mashup of the Eames Lounge chair and a pair of Nikes is a viable homage to Charles and Ray Eames' original or a complete design sin, Co.Design writers Mike...

Ora-Ïto Designs Concept “Nikeames” Shoe as Tribute to Charles and Ray Eames

It’s not often the worlds of furniture and footwear collide, but that hasn’t stopped French designer Ora-Ïto from giving it a try. Taking the iconic Eames Lounge 670 chair – one of the most recognisable pieces of furniture of the past… Ora-Ïto Designs Concept “Nikeames” Shoe as Tribute to Charles and Ray Eames is a post by Alexander Gwilliam on Highsnobiety.

Nikeames by Ora Ito, an Eames-Inspired Nike Trainer

Fast Co. Design have jokingly called these “the worst thing in the world.” Ora Ito, a French furniture designer, conceptualized this Nike-branded trainer as an “homage to Charles and Ray Eames,” specifically taking from their original Eames Lounge 750 armchair. The… Nikeames by Ora Ito, an Eames-Inspired Nike Trainer is a post by Elaine YJ Lee on Selectism.

Deborah Sussman, Los Angeles area designer was 83

Sussman began her career as an office designer for Charles and Ray Eames. She created a distinctive graphic look for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Video Interlude: In 1956, designers Charles and Ray...

9 months agoNews : The Newsroom

In 1956, designers Charles and Ray Eames went on NBC's Home show to debut the Eames Lounge Chair, which went on to became one of the most iconic and sought-after mid-century furniture designs. Have a look at Curbed National to...

Video Interlude: In 1956, designers Charles and Ray...

In 1956, designers Charles and Ray Eames went on NBC's Home show to debut the Eames Lounge Chair, which went on to became one of the most iconic and sought-after mid-century furniture designs. Have a look at Curbed National to...

Video Interlude: In 1956, designers Charles and Ray...

In 1956, designers Charles and Ray Eames went on NBC's Home show to debut the Eames Lounge Chair, which went on to became one of the most iconic and sought-after midcentury furniture designs. Have a look at Curbed National to...

Video Interlude: Watch Charles and Ray Eames Debut Their Iconic Lounge Chair

Photo via Penccil To get a feel for what it was like to encounter the now widely beloved and collected Eames Lounge Chair for the very first time, pretend you're a viewer of NBC's Home show in 1956 and watch...

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