Born in St. Louis, Charles Eames studied architecture
at the University of Washington. He received in 1936 a
fellowship at the Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Michigan.
His colleagues there were Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen
and Ray Kaiser, who became his wife in 1941.
During World War II he and his wife produced plywood
splints and litters, developing a new method of bending
plywood over three geometric planes into complex curves.
Charles and Ray Eames worked closely with the manufacturer
Herman Miller, creating highly innovative, beautiful furniture
Later Eames concentrated on film-making and photography
and worked for companies like IBM or the US Government.
Eames - 'Lounge Chair' Sessel and Ottoman (footstool) (1955)
Original rosewood frame.
Original aluminium base.
High quality aniline leather.
Assiduous attention to detail.
This beautiful icon of moderninst design is exceptionally comfortable.
It is kind of theamerican answer to the „Edwardian English
Club Chair“. The Lounge Chair represents a convincing synthesis
of modern technology and the human need for comfort. Eames said
about his masterpiece, that he designed it for the fiftieth birthday
of his friend Billy Wilder in order to watch TV more comfortable.
Size: 31,5” x 23,5” x 31,5” (w x d x h) 80cm
x 60cm x 80cm (WxDxH)
von Eliza F. Mayo
Gebundene Ausgabe - 128 S.
Erschienen: August 2002
ab EUR 20
von Brigitte Fitoussi
Gebundene Ausgabe - 80 S.
Erschienen: 1. April 2003
ab EUR 20
von Eames Demetrios
Taschenbuch - 240 S.
Erschienen: 1. Januar 2002
ab EUR 20
The first book to investigate the philosophy and driving spirit
behind the work of Charles and Ray Eames, "An Eames Primer"
offers an in-depth look at the couple's prolific legacy--one
that has placed them among the most important American designers
of the 20th century and at the forefront of Modernism. 200 color
Charles and Ray Eames, the husband-and-wife design team who
pioneered economical, mass-produced, curvilinear furniture,
created such familiar objects as their eponymous lounge chair,
often called a modern interpretation of a 19th-century English
club chair. This heavily illustrated company history, a compilation
of its major projects, begins with the duo's molded-plywood
experiments of the 1940s which spawned aircraft parts, children's
toys and folding screens. The book proceeds through the '70s
with functional furniture for homes and offices as well as exhibition
layouts, audio components, houses designed with Eero Saarinen,
graphics and slide shows. Also spotlighted are the Eameses'
movies, documentaries ranging from illustrations of communication
principles to cultural explorations of Mexico and India. The
Neuharts are former colleagues of the Eameses.
eames - Katalogbuch.
Gebundene Ausgabe - 120
Erschienen: Dezember 1996
Vitra Design Museum
ab EUR 20
Das Buch über Charles und Ray Eames bietet einen Gesamtüberblick
der heute von Vitra in Lizenz produzierten Möbel. Die einzelnen
Möbel (von der Aluminium Group bis zum Fieberglas Chair)
werden kurz beschrieben und in vermassten Skizzen zusätzlich
Published on the occasion of a major international traveling
exhibition organized by the U.S. Library of Congress and the
Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany (holders of the
two richest Eames collections in the world), this comprehensive
volume is a testament to the Eameses' belief that good design
could improve people's lives. From the 1940s to the 1970s, the
prolific husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames designed
furniture, buildings, exhibitions, and interiors, and made films.
They are perhaps best known for the form-fitting chairs that
were mass-produced using the same techniques the Eameses developed
in their first apartment. Taking a multifaceted approach to
their multifaceted careers, this comprehensive, clothbound volume
with French folds includes a filmography, making clear the pair's
profound influence on the visual vernacular of the 20th century.
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