Monday, July 6, 2009

Art History - Charles and Ray Eames

Post 1 - Marimekko
Post 2 - Charles Rennie Macintosh
Post 3 - Lucienne Day

Charles and Ray Eames

"Design is the appropriate combination of materials in order to solve a problem."

Charles Eames (1907-1978) and his Wife, Ray (1912-1988) , formed a partner ship after their marriage in 1941 and always shared credit for their design projects, The Eames studio designed not only furniture but also the machinery and production methods needed to manufacture it.

Bench/Base for Storage Units Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen - Image from MOMA Website

Rocking Armchair Model RAR Charles Eames and Ray Eames - Image from MOMA Website.

Postage Stamps released in America showcasing all their work.

A range of wall decals using Eames Designs, available from Blik.

Class Dismissed!!

The next few Art History posts will be all about fabric designers of the past, any suggestions or requests welcome!


Jen said...

Hoffman has always been a fave of mine...and classic Laura Ashley too. Can't wait to read your next history entry!

Cindy said...

What nicer way to wake up this morning than a bit of Eames - an amazing pair. I so need to own one of those chaise lounge and the rocking chair before I die, though I do have a strange chair love

Kylie said...

Gorgeous gorgeousness Katy! Love Eames stuff, every last particle. Good round up! :) K