"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.