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Aluminium Group EA 119
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Aluminium Group EA 117
LTR Occasional Table
Aluminium Group EA 107 / EA 108
Eames Plastic Side Chair DSX
Eames Elephant
Eames Plastic Armchair PACC
Aluminium Group EA 219
Aluminium Group EA 217
Eames Stools
ETR Elliptical Table Rod Base
Lounge Chair & Ottoman - Black Version
Plywood Group LCW / LCW Leather
Eames House Bird
DKR Wire Chair
Plywood Group LCM / LCM Leather
Eames Plastic Armchair DAX
Eames Plastic Side Chair PSCC
DKW Wire Chair (new height)
Lobby Chair ES 104
Eames Plastic Side Chair DSS
Aluminium Group EA 207 / EA 208
Plywood Group DCW
Aluminium Group EA 215 / 216
Aluminium Group EA 223
Lounge Chair
Aluminium Group EA 124
Organic Chair
La Chaise
Aluminium Group EA 116
Aluminium Group EA 222
Aluminium Group EA 105
Aluminium Group EA 125
Lounge Chair Ottoman
Plywood Group DCM
Plywood Group CTM
Plywood Group LCW Calf’s Skin
Organic Highback
Plywood Group LCM Calf’s Skin
Eames Elephant Plywood
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DKX Wire Chair (new height)
Aluminium Group EA 205
Eames House Bird - Limited White Edition
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Charles Eames


Charles Eames was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) in 1907, studied architecture at Washington University St. Louis and in 1930 opened his own architectural office together with Charles M. Gray. In 1935 Charles Eames opened another studio with Robert T. Walsh before in 1938 he received a scholarship for the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and subsequently taught design there. In 1940, Charles Eames together with Eero Saarinen won the first prize in the MoMA New York's "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition. A victory which helped set both on the path to professional success. In 1941, Charles Eames married Ray Kaiser.

Designer Charles Eames


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An Eames Celebration @ The Vitra Design Museum

...With their 1997 exhibition The Work of Charles and Ray Eames the Vitra Design Museum staged one of the first major Charles and Ray Eames retrospectives Twenty years later they return to two of the 20th century's most important creatives with An Eames Celebration: less of Charles and Ray, and more of the diversity, depth and continuing relevance of their work... That it is 20 years since the Vitra Design Museum last dedicated an exhibition to Charles and Ray Eames shouldn't be taken as an indication in a lack of interest in the subject, far from it, as Museum Director Mateo Kries points out their collection of Eames prototypes and models is one of the cornerstones of the museum; much more the number of other possible themes combined with a desire to always explore the new meant it simply was never a consideration...

smow blog Interview: Eames Demetrios - I don't think Charles and Ray were ever satisfied with their own work, they were always trying to make it better

...smow blog: One of the things that has always interested us about Charles Eames is that he appears to have been a journeyman architect, he then went to Cranbrook Academy of Art and subsequently, as it were, revolutionised design and how we view the world... Why was Cranbrook so important for Charles Eames' development...

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

...Charles Eames was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1907... "I think they simply liked the relationship with the companies" replies Charles Eames' grandson and current Eames Office director, Eames Demetrios, "even though Hermann Miller and Vitra were aware of the "design" label, their principle aim was to deliver quality products that worked and Charles and Ray Eames wanted to bring well designed products to as many people as possible, and so the two worked very well together...

smow blog Design Calendar: June 17th 1907– Happy Birthday Charles Eames!

...Charles Eames is arguably the best known representative of post-war American design... Yet exactly because of the success of his post-war work it is often forgotten that Charles Eames has a pre-war biography, a biography that is pre-Ray Kaiser, pre-George Nelson, pre-Hermann Miller, pre-Vitra, pre-plywood, plastic and aluminium, pre-IBM, Moscow, India, Mathematica, Franklin & Jefferson...

Blurred Lines. Reprise

...In a 1977 conversation with the Owen Gingerich Charles Eames talks at length about plagiarism & plagiarists including some very interesting passages on why the pair stopped striving for patents themselves, preferring to leave such decisions to the manufacturers, how Herman Miller noticed increased sales of the Eames' plastic chair collection every time new copies appeared and the importance of the moral patent that exists between designers, an unspoken understanding that "thou shalt not copy" Having discussed the prevalence of copies of Eames' chairs Gingerich asks, "But don't you have to worry about plagiarism?... By way of a postscript, the conversation begins with a discussion about some chairs Eames and Gingerich had seen at Arlanda Airport Stockholm a few years earlier, a passage that offers some nice insights into both Charles Eames' understanding of who was responsible for the Eames' designs and also the problem of the ubiquitous global designer...

DSR, RAR, DAW, ETC... The plastic chairs of Charles and Ray Eames

On a recent trip we discovered a genuine Herman Miller Eames fibreglass chair bench at an airport. Being a relatively small airport - in fact so small that the word "airport" appears optimistic in describing it's capabilities - our frenzied photographing of...

Christmas gift ideas: Part 2

...Number 1: "The Christmas Elephant" The Eames Elephant simply belongs in every children's bedroom... The Eames Elephants are robust, highly durable and practically indestructible...


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