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Legendary Designers #1: Eames

Charles and Ray Eames are a legendary pair of American designersof international renown. They are responsible for many iconic pieces of design from the 1950s and 1960s.

Charles Ormond Eames was born in 1907 in St Louis, Missouri. He began studying architecture in 1925 at Washington University in St. Louis, but stopped two years later. In 1930, he opened his own architectural practice with Charles Gray and collaborated with Eliel Saarinen. It was with his son, Eero Saarinen, that he won first prize in the MOMA design competition in New York.

In 1938, he studied at the famous Cranbrook Academy of Art, before becoming a professor of industrial design. There he met a young painting student named Ray Kaiser, who would become his wife a few years later, and his partner in the creation of design furniture from the 1950s and 1960s.

The Eames couple made a significant contribution to the democratization of designer furniture for the general public, in particular thanks to the invention of new industrial manufacturing techniques allowing mass production. The most famous creation of Charles & Ray Eames is undoubtedly the Lounge chair, which has sold more than 6 million copies, but they also created the RAR armchair, the DAW armchair, the LCW chair,…

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The lounge chair

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Office chair EA108 – source : Allyou

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Fiberglass dining chairs – source : For interieur

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LCW armchair – source: MilK magazine

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The Chair (coming soon) – source: Pinterest

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RAR rocking chair

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