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Upon conclusion of the war, Charles and Ray began to produce their first molded plywood furniture designs, which were ultimately manufactured by Herman Miller. The chairs, featuring gently curving surfaces of laminated veneers, provided one of the first mass produced, pieces of designer furniture available.
Trained as an architect, Eames is also known for his famous residence in Santa Monica. Completed in 1949, the house became the paradigm for incorporating standard industrial building components into private residences. The house and studio consist of exposed structural components and expanses of glass within a modular building system. The result is a residence with a strong sense of light and spatial freedom. A modern icon, the innovative residence was recognized with the American Institute of Architects Twenty-Five Year Award in 1978 for its 'subtle richness of pattern, color, and texture... and a sense of unity which has withstood the test of time'. Indeed, the structure created by Eames is a modern classic.
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Charles and Ray Eames on the Web
Charles and Ray Eames at a Glance
A brief introduction to the DCW Side Chair as well as other works of Charles and Ray Eames.
Charles and Ray Eames
Manufacturer Herman Miller provides a brief biography of Charles and Ray Eames to introduce their collection of furniture.
The Eames Office is dedicated to communicating and preserving the work of Charles and Ray Eames.
The Work of Charles and Ray Eames:
A Legacy of Invention
The Library of Congress presents an exhibition on the contributions of this creative design team.
The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention
A companion to the exhibition organized by the U.S. Library of Congress and the Vitra Design Museum, this beautifully illustrated book provides a visual essay to the work of this noted husband and wife design team. The book explores the furniture, buildings, exhibitions, interiors, and films of these innovative designers with color photographs and engaging text... a must read for serious Eames fans.