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......?

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

Ulrich Müther Binz

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow, And what will poor robin do then, poor thing? He’ll

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

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

As many of you will be aware, the construction of the VitraHaus was not without it’s controversy. For all the

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

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

Hang it All by Charles and Ray Eames through Vitra... an object which could jave been developed to an Eames lamp.....?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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