On this belated Valentine’s Day post, we’d like to take a look at what is arguably the first couple of modern design: Charles and Ray Eames. Charles had a knack for form, while his wife was exceptional with color. With their complementary skills, the couple collaborated on items such as coat hangers to larger projects like their famous chair. Together they pioneered innovations in design and cemented their place in history.
Despite being one of the most important figures in modern design furniture, Charles Eames never obtained his architecture license. Along with fellow designer Eero Saarinen, the two used plywood (a novel concept back then) to create a unique chair that ended up winning a Museum of Modern Art chair design contest.
Then known as Ray Kaiser, Ray Eames originally began her studies as a painter under the guidance of German artist Hans Hofmann before enrolling at Cranbrook Academy of Art where she met Charles Eames. After corresponding with each other through romantic letters, the couple eventually married in 1941.
After numerous projects collaborations—and a hesitance to constructively criticize each other’s work—the couple’s arguable magnum opus was the Case Study House 8. Made entirely out of prefabricated objects, it is considered a masterpiece of modern design.
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.
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