Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames are among the most important designers in the 20th century. In 1940’s the Eames were the first to be able to mass produce chairs made from plywood using compound curves in their designs. Early in WW2 their designs came to Militaries attentions and the Eames were recruited to design much needed medical equipment from plywood such as splints and stretchers and were even asked to mould and manufacture aeroplane parts. After the war they went back to their own business designing and manufacturing furniture and their industry boomed and they continued to design for over 4 decades. The couple then designed and built their own home in 1949 for a arts and architecture magazine case study house program and they lived their whole lives in that home.

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