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

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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

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happy birthday charles eames rar vitra

Charles Eames is arguably the best known representative of post-war American design. His works are certainly the most commonly recognized

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

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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

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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

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Vitra acquire Artek Eames meets Aalto Leg Moulding

At Design Miami Basel 2013 one of the more impressive presentations was without question the collection of Alvar Aalto furniture

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We know what you’re thinking, lost furniture designs from Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames. ??? Yup. Two of the most

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Auf Biegen und Brechen Thonet

At the risk of upsetting furniture historians, wood is probably the longest serving material in furniture design. It is also

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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

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

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August 20th marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Finnish architect/designer Eero Saarinen. Eero Saarinen had – in all

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It may not be the most universally recognised example of either Charles Eames‘ nor Eero Saarinen‘s canon however their 1940

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Zeeland, Michigan, 1969 Ten years ago Charles and Ray Eames revolutionised the world of chair design with their “aluminium Chair”

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It all started with “boutique” hotels. which, if one is brutally honest, were simply small hotels. Or guest houses as

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In the world of designer furniture there are few designers for who “home” and “family” played such a central role

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Today is World Usability Day. We do admit to be being more than a touch sceptical about the motivations that

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On 03.11.1989 the Vitra Design Museum opened. On 09.11.1989 the Berlin Wall “fell”. Coincidence? Almost certainly. But while the Vitra

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In the past week three independent events have occurred which fuse together in one important tale. Firstly, while visiting a

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In these pages we have often described the dangers and problems associated with non-licensed copies of design classics. And now

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On a recent trip we discovered a genuine Herman Miller Eames fibreglass chair bench at an airport. Being a relatively

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If we’re honest we’ve never understood TED … and probably never will. Which is cool. And regradless of, and in

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As a Europe-wide active business we at smow take Europe very seriously. We must, it is our home. And naturally

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Ray and Charles Eames could happily be described as „multi-talents“. The American designer pair created functional furniture with a global

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