Wandering aimlessly through the digital Marcel Breuer Archive one afternoon, we stumbled across a letter dated July 25th 1950 from Peter M Fraser, one of Breuer’s employees, to the Eames Office, enquiring about a lighting design by Charles and Ray that Breuer was interested in using in one of his architectural projects, and requesting…

…”a lighting design by Charles and Ray”???

Eames lighting???

Eames furniture Eames toys Eames exhibitions   Eames textiles Eames films Eames photography

But where is the lighting design in the portfolio of Charles and Ray Eames…?

Charles and Ray Eames: Often bright, but also illuminating......?

The Vitra Design Museum Weil am Rhein à la Alexander Girard

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Fabric print by Ērika Iltnere

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George Nelson study and a living room An Exhibition for Modern Living Detroit Institute of Arts

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Vitra Charles and Ray Eames EA 101, 102 104

Older readers will remember how last year one of the Vitra Senior Manager’s quoted from this blog in his pre-fair

Lost Furniture Design Classics Alexander Girard Group Herman Miller Armchair

The history of furniture design is strewn with works that briefly graced the public stage before vanishing without the honour

design for use usa slinky richard t james

“Wooden spoon for pickled vegetables by John F. Kennedy” ? ? ? John F. Kennedy. Green Mountain Woodcrafters, Vermont. And

Although Alexander Girard worked closely with Herman Miller and designers such as George Nelson or Charles and Ray Eames; Alexander

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It’s Dumfries Show on Saturday. That won’t mean much to the most people, but for us it is a sure