The World of Charles and Ray Eames, which presents some 400 artifacts, is the first major survey of the Eameses since the 1990s.
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How a Leg Splint Shaped the Iconic Eames Chair
Before Charles and Ray Eames made their name with modernist chairs, they perfected the molding of plywood with a military leg splint for World War II.
Reckoning with Pop Art’s Irrepressible Popularity
CHICAGO — Three major exhibitions devoted to Pop art that opened last year broadened the purview of this movement as a primarily Western (American) phenomenon by unearthing lesser-known artists to provide a global view of art in the 1960s and ‘70s.
50 Reinterpretations of the Eames Wire Chair
The French social and education arts organization La Source has partnered with Vitra Design Museum to invite artists, designers, and architects from around France to revisit the classic chair and add their own contemporary twists.
In Search of Unexpected Design Treasures
I think I’ve admitted this before on Hyperallergic, but I love auctions, they are a guilty pleasure. Not the big ticket auctions that grab all the headlines but the ones where it is still possible to find real treasures.
Surrealist Visions and California Chic
LOS ANGELES — A visiting friend from New York afforded me the chance to check out two shows currently on view at LACMA. They’re quite different — disturbing surrealism and cool California chic — but as they’re in the same Resnick Pavilion, we had to see both. It’s a great combination.
Ice Cube Gives Props to the Eames
Yet another Pacific Standard Time celebrity video, but this one features the unlikely pairing of rapper Ice Cube (aka O’Shea Jackson) with the architecture of Charles and Ray Eames.
This week, street art blows in North Africa, discussing the Eames design legacy, the future of the books, Chomsky on #OccupyWallStreet, Ed Winkleman on cartels, de Kooning’s studio in 1982 and Steve Jobs.
Watch a Vintage Eames Lounge Chair Get Assembled
The Eames Lounge Chair is probably the single most iconic piece of high modernist furniture ever made. Designed by famed modernist designer couple Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company, the Lounge’s sleek wooden curves and sumptuous leather have pretty much become a byword for wealth and luxury in the design world. In fact, the Lounge Chair was the first luxury product Charles and Ray Eames designed. Check out the original 1956 commercial for the chair that showcases its modular construction, plus a vintage interview with Charles Eames and a modern version of the first ad.