Charles and Ray Eames designed La Chaise in
1948 for a competition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, inspired by ''Floating Figure'', a sculpture by Gaston Lachaise. It is the unbelievable elegance of this assertive seating ...
Magnetic steel heat diffusing bottom. This kettle was
our first designer kettle, heralding a new season of kettle ideas for ourselves as well as many other kettle manufacturers. The true heart of this design is the brass whistle whose ...
With painstaking detail to the construction, materials and
colors, the Miniatures Collection presents this distinguished classic of modern furniture history by Charles and Ray Eames, reduced in size to a 1:6 scale. Each of the models are hand made ...
"The details are not details. They make the product."
- Charles Eames
Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established the pair as modern design's greatest husband-and-wife team. The couple's unique synergy led to a whole new look and feel in furniture. Lean and modern, playful and functional, sleek, sophisticated, and simple; this is the quintessential "Eames look."
Throughout the decades, Charles and Ray Eames achieved monumental success by asking the same questions with each project: “Does it interest and intrigue us? Can we make it better? Will we have serious fun doing it?” Their relationship with Herman Miller began in the 1940's, and most of this collection is featured on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The two loved their work, which was a combination of art and science, design and architecture, process and product, style and function. A design critic once said that this extraordinary couple "just wanted to make the world a better place." That they did. They also made it a lot more interesting.