Charles Eames and his wife Ray have a firmly cemented place in history thanks to their many pioneering efforts in modern design furniture. In 1941 the couple founded the Eames office which served as their design “laboratory” for over four decades. In the late 1950s they debuted the Armchair and Ottoman made of plywood and leather which is still an architectural marvel to this day.

Charles and Ray’s pioneering work wasn’t limited to just stunning pieces of furniture. During their lifetime they would also pioneer design methodologies across a spectrum of industries including film, photography, product design, and of course architecture.

In 1945 Arts & Architecture magazine commissioned several architects to design and build a series of eight homes in California and one of these is now iconic Case Study House No. 8 which Charles and Ray ended up designing for their own use and would end up being called simply the Eames House. The house has since become modern architecture landmark and still stands in the affluent neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, California to this day.

These are among the highlights about Charles and Ray Eames and among they many reasons their work was featured at The Barbican Art Gallery in London as part of its “The World of Charles and Ray Eames” exhibition. The exhibition is now showing at Bildmuseet in Umeå, Sweden until September 14. If you happen to be doing any traveling anytime soon, it might be worth a visit.

This update is provided by CA Modern Home, offering an extensive selection of modern home furniture by respected brands and designers like those under the Herman Miller brand, including Charles & Ray Eames.  Call us at 1-800-605-1859 for any sales inquiries or more information on furniture by Eames, George Nelson, and the many other iconic designers.

Jesse Brody
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