Did you know...

... That  Eames Plastic Side Chair is a contemporary version of the legendary Fiberglass Chair. It was designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1950, and produced in collaboration with Zenith Plastics for the Museum of Modern Art in New York's Low-Cost Furniture Design Competition and was the first industrially manufactured plastic chair.
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Charles Eames, born 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri, studied architecture at Washington Universityin St. Louis and opened his own office together with Charles M. Gray in 1930. In 1935 he founded another architectural firm with Robert T. Walsh. After receiving a fellowship in 1938 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, he moved to Michigan and assumed a teaching position in the design department the following year. In 1940, he and Eero Saarinen won first prize for their joint entry in the competition "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" organized by the New YorkMuseum of Modern Art. During the same year, Eames became head of the department of industrial design at Cranbrook, and in 1941 he married Ray Kaiser.
Ray Eames, née Bernice Alexandra Kaiser, was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. She attended the May Friend Bennet School in Millbrook, New York, and continued her studies in painting under Hans Hofmann through 1937. During this year she exhibited her work in the first exhibition of the American Abstract Artists group at the Riverside Museum in New York. She matriculated at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1940 and married Charles Eames the following year.

Additional information on Charles and Ray Eames can be found at: www.eamesoffice.com

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1 kommentar:

  1. I absolutely love everything they have made! Brilliant designers. Funny, yesterday I had a post on my blog about "items of desire"...all Eames objects.
    Have a great day and love your blog.