Charles and Ray Eames
Eames Furniture Sourcebook
AUTHUR: Charles and Ray Eames
The Eames Furniture Sourcebook provides readers with a comprehensive overview of their furniture, which includes design milestones such as the Plywood Group, the Wire and the Plastic Chairs, the Aluminum Group, and the legendary Lounge Chair. Through detailed texts and extensive photographic material, it reconstructs the genesis of these and other pioneering designs, shedding light on the duo’s innovative use of materials and techniques, and analyzing the significance of their work within the context of their time.
The Eames Collection held at the Vitra Design Museum serves as the basis of this book. It is the largest collection of Eames furniture worldwide and includes prototypes, experiments, and study models from the Eames Office, as well as other key pieces.
Size: H241 x W171 mm
Among the most important American designers, Charles Eames (1907–78) and Ray Eames (1912–88) are celebrated for their groundbreaking work in furniture, architecture, exhibitions, graphic design, toys, and film. Charles and Ray married in 1941 and moved to California where they pursued their furniture design work with molding plywood. During World War II they were commissioned by the US Navy to produce molded plywood splints, stretchers, and experimental glider shells. Their molded plywood chair was called “the chair of the century” by the famous architecture critic Esther McCoy.