Balans Femini by Westnofa Workshop and Eames DCW & DAR, as seen at Modern Design at GRAM: 20th Century Furniture

“Does the world really need ever more chairs?”, is arguably the question we are most regularly asked. Alongside, “What do

In the Director's Chair at Eames & Hollywood, Art & Design Atomium Museum, ADAM, Brussels

With the exhibition, The World of Charles and Ray Eames at the Barbican Art Gallery London coming to an end,

December is famously a half month – no one does anything useful in the second half of the month, unless

Normally October is all about design festivals, October 2015 wasn’t. On the one hand we weren’t at that many this

In our post from the Barbican Art Gallery exhibition “The World of Charles and Ray Eames” we noted the disappointing

The World of Charles and Ray Eames @ Barbican Art Gallery London

“The World of Charles and Ray Eames” It is inherent in the nature of America’s most productive 20th century creatives

Karl Gräser Sessel

We’re fairly certain most museum curators aren’t inherently nocturnal, it is however noticeable that the longer the nights become, the

In our recent post “Blurred Lines or What if Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke designed furniture?” we took a stroll

“We have a World’s Fair opening in New York again today and it will, as always with fairs, offer the

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

Playboy Architecture 1953 1979 Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt am Main

It is a universally acknowledged fact that men only buy Playboy to read the articles. And we only visited the

Charles Eames US Patent Nr 2,969,831 Side Flexing Shock Mount

“In the development and designing of furniture one prevailing problem is the means for securing parts of the furniture together

With autum’s algid wind in our faces and the promise of mince pies and Glühwein in our tails we approached

March 2013 was a month of travelling: Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Weimar, Dessau….. its amazing we found time to actually write anything…….

While researching our post “Eames Alchemy. Or how Charles and Ray Eames turned steel into plastic…..” the most remarkable discovery

Charles and Ray Eames plastic armchair DAW side chair DSW Köln

“The new Eames plastic chair is a dream fulfilled”1 While one can, should, accuse the Walker Art Centre Minneapolis of

Living Objects Made for India Doshi Levien Grand Hornu Coconut grater

As part of the bi-annual Europalia Arts Festival the Belgian cultural institute Grand Hornu is currently presenting the exhibition “Living

As older readers will know a large proportion of the menial labour at (smow) is carried out by a team

Vitra Eames Lounge Chair Chemnitz

It is indicative of the image of designer furniture in contemporary society that media outlets across Europe have picked up

Eames by Vitra Wasserschloss Klaffenbach Chemnitz Charles Eames Quote

Until April 9th the Wasserschloss Klaffenbach Chemnitz is presenting the exhibition Eames by Vitra. As we wrote in our initial

Eames by Vitra exhibition chairs

A couple of years ago N.W.A. frontman Ice Cube shot a short celluloid tribute to Charles and Ray Eames. Without

Happy 100th Birthday Ray Eames California Arts and Architecture 1943

On December 15th 2012 Ray Bernice Alexandra Kaiser Eames would have celebrated her 100th birthday. Born in Sacramento California, Ray

Grassi Museum Leipzig The Essence of Things Design and the Art of Reduction panton chair

Until September 16th the Grassi Museum Leipzig is showing the Vitra Design Museum exhibition The Essence of Things: Design and

Passenger Terminal Expo 2012 Pascal Berberat Vitra Airport Division Suita

We suspect the reason we write so much about designer furniture in an airport context is simply because of the

Following our visits to the Bauhaus University Weimar, Fachhochschule Potsdam, Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee and  Universität der Künste Berlin the final stage