Design from A to Z: E is for Eames

Design from A to Z: E is for Eames

Charles and Ray Eames are often considered the darlings of mid-century modern design. Their work is so iconic, that even if you don’t know their names, you most likely know their work. While they are mostly known for their molded plywood chairs and molded fiberglass shell chairs — as you will see from this roundup here — they did so much more than that. The couple also designed homes, were avid photographers, did graphic design, made films and were also industrial designers. The two were actively designing together from 1941 until 1978, when their last design went into production.

This Eames duo, their story and designs are hands down my most favorite to come out of the mid-century modern movement. There’s something so endearing about a couple that worked tirelessly and systematically together, leaving us with so much work that stands the test of time. —Erin

from Design*Sponge


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