The Story of Eames Furniture

Why not try to look beyond Europe to the United States in search of a whole new vision? Charles and Ray Eames are iconic 20th-century furniture designers not known for upholstant, such as designer mats or sofa bedspreads, but are well known for their stylized office furniture, as well as the design, cinematic and graphic architecture that surround us today with its simplicity. And elegant style.

Charles Ormond Eames was born in 1907 in Missouri. He worked for the Laclede Steel Company, where he studied basic design skills as a worker, then decided that design was his true calling, and continued his architectural studies at the University of Washington. However, after two years of study and in 1930 he established his own architectural bureau; He divorced in 1941, married his colleague Ray Kaiser and moved to California, where they lived and worked for the rest of their lives. In California, they designed and built the famous Ims house, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is a steel structure with sliding walls and windows. Designed for quick and inexpensive construction, it took five people 16 hours to lift the steel hull, and one person, three days to build a roof deck. In general, it was roomy, light and versatile. Design historian Pat Kirkham described The Brightly Painted House of Eams as “a Mondrian-style composition in the meadow of Los Angeles.”

So why were their ideas so unusual? Eames were bold pioneers in furniture and materials design technologies, using new materials such as plywood and fiberglass, plastics and mesh to create a revolutionary, modern and imperceptible design for Herman Miller.

Their office was located on Washington Boulevard, 901 in Venice, California, and here were represented by some of the best designers in the world, and in his state were Harry Bertoya and Gregory Ein.

Many classic Eames pieces of furniture are taken from this workspace, such as a dining chair made of formed DCW plywood and a metal DCM dining chair, both with a plywood seat (1945), an Eames Lounge Chair (1956), an Office Chair by Aluminium Group in 1958, and an Eames lounge chair in 1968. Eames furniture, especially elegant office chairs such as the Lounge and Aluminium series, now seem synonymous with our vision of corporate America in the mid-twentieth century. Today, the classic Eames chair is an addition to such a popular room as it was many years ago, and as Charles Eames coolly said, ‘at the end everything connects’.

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