Charles Eames● Born 1907, June 17, in st. Louis, Missouri● 1925 Enters Washington University on an architecture scholarship.● 1928 Left the University after his sophomore year.● 1930 opened an architectural office – Gray and Eames.● 1935 opened a new architectural firm called Eames and Walsh.● 1938 Offered a fellowship to study architecture and design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Cranbrook, Michigan.● Died 1978.
Ray Eames ● Born December 15th, 1912. ● Studied painting with Hans Hofmann 1933-1939. ● 1936 became a founding member of American Abstract Artists. ● Died in 1988.
THE EAMES ● Charles and Ray first met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. ● Got marry on June 20,1941, moved to Los Angeles and establish an office together. ● Eames were apart of “The Case Study House Program” in 1945 , an Art and Architecture magazine challenge where they designed their home for modern living.
BECAMEFAMOUSFOR . . .
Became Famous For... Organic Chair (1940) Eames and Saarinen
Became Famous For...DCM Molded Plywood Chair (1946) Walnut Dining Chair (1920)Charles and Ray Eames Baker Furniture
Became Famous For...Lounge Chair with Ottoman(1956) Charles and Ray Eames
Became Famous For...://eamesdesigns.com/library-entry/eames-practical-innovators/
Who Influenced the Eames...
Who influenced them... "Their own work wasstrongly influenced by thetenets of the arts and craft movement" - Kirkham, 1998, pp.15
Who influenced them... (Right) French Rococo Style couch (Left) La Chaise Charles and Ray Eames USA, 1948
How They InfluenceContemporary Design...
How They Influence Contemporary Design... (Left) Director Office Chair (Left) from Zuo Maui Sedi Modern by Mohd (Right) (Right)Lounge Chair DCM Moldedwith Ottoman Plywood Chair (1956) (1946)
How They Influence Contemporary Design...Ergonomic Testing at the EamesOffice (1946) Similar Testing at IKEA (2010)
How They Influence Contemporary Design...
INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT THE EAMES
Interesting Things... THEIR PROCESS THEIR PROCESS Eames Design Diagram Charles and Ray Eames (1969) working on a model of Mathematica (1960)
Interesting Things... "It is not that Im embarrassed about “designer” so much as the degree to which I prefer the word “architect”, I call myself a tradesman, but any good tradesman should work only on problems that come from genuine interest, and you solve a problem for your client where your two interests overlap". Charles Eames, Eames the architect and the painter. “Ray saw everything they didnt design as an extension of her painting” Eames the architect and the painter.
Interesting Things..."EVERYTHING I CAN DO, SHE CAN DO BETTER" Charles Eames, Eames: the Architect and the Painter.
Interesting Things... Charles and RayEames home from 1949, living and working their for the remainder of their lives. Eames Home, California. (1950)
BibliographyCohn, J. and Jersey, B. (Directors). (2011). Eames: the architect and the painter [film]. USA: Bread & Butter Films.Craven, J. [Date Unavailable] Case Study #8 by Charles and Ray Eames. Retrieved from http://architecture.about.com/od/houses/ss/Eames-House.htmDachs, S., Muga, P. d., Hintze, L. G., & Remmele, M. (2007). Charles and ray eames. Barcelona: EdicionesPolı́grafa.Dichs, S., de Muga, P. & Garcia Hintze, L. (Eds.). (2007). Objects and Furniture Design: Charles and Ray Eames.Barcelona: Ediciones PoligrafaGingerich, O. (1977). A Conversation with Charles Eames. The American Scholar, 46(3), pp. 326-337. Retrievedfrom JSTOR online database.Kirkham, P. (1998). Humanizing modernism: The crafts ‘functioning decoration’ and the Eameses. Journal ofDesign History, 11(1), 15-29. Retrieved from JSTOR online article database.Lockwood, T. (Ed.), Design Thinking: Integrating Innovation, Customer Experience and Brand Value. New York:Allworth Press.Neuhart, J., Eames, C., Eames, R., & Neuhart, M. (1989).Eames design: The work of the office of charles and rayeames. New York: H.N. Abrams.Petty, J. (2013). The Continuing Curve [powerpoint slides]. Retrieved from http://www.schoolofdesign.ac.nz/Stevenson, R. (2005). Living Images: Charles and Ray Eames “At Home”. Perspecta, 37, pp.32-41. Retrievedfrom JSTOR online article database.
List of ImagesCharles and Ray Eames General Information: Sherman, N. (2010). Peggy Olson on a Honda reminds me of Ray Eames on a Velocette (online image).Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicksherman/4949218731/ Spitz, R. (1958). Charles Eames (photograph). Retrieved from http://www.flickr. com/photos/36685798@N07/4700926292/ Spitz, R. (1958). The View Behind the Foreground (photograph). Retrieved from http://www.flickr. com/photos/renespitz/3383386968/in/photostream/ Newton, C. (2007). Apartment by Eames (photograph). Retrieved from http://www.flickr. com/photos/cnewtoncom/581439678/in/photostream/Became FamousFfor: Zárate, P. (2011). Im a Plywood (online image). Retrieved from http://www.flickr. com/photos/84433591@N00/5850913438/ Noble, J. (2006). [Modern Design Pioneers]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr. com/photos/69745777@N00/129184889/ Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen. For the "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" Competition [Organic Chair]. 1940. Molded plywood, wood, foam rubber, and fabric: Courtesy of Vitra Design Museum. Retrieved from http://www. loc.gov/exhibits/eames/images/vc9658.jpg Ray and Charles Eames. DCM (Dining Chair Metal). 1952. Black aniline dye on wood, chrome finish legs, domes of silence glides. 29 1/8" H by 19 1/2" W by 21 3/4" W: J.F. Chen Collection. Retrieved from http://eamesdesigns. com/catalog-entry/dcm-1952/ Baker Furniture. Walnut Dining Chairs. c 1920. Retrieved from http://www.rubylane.com/item/564331-MA109/Set-6- Baker-Walnut-Dining Ray and Charles Eames. Eames Lounge Chair with Ottoman [model 670/671]. 1970. cast aluminium, plywood, palisander veneer, leather upholstery. h.: 79,5 cm x w.: 84 cm x d.: 85 cm/h.: 43 cm x w.: 64 cm x d.: 60 cm. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/zeitlos-berlin/7779951292/sizes/l/in/photostream/
List of ImagesWho Influenced the Eames: [Unknown Owner]. (2009). EAMES - LCW - WALNUT (photograph). Retrieved from http://www.flickr. com/photos/jacksonkuo/3254166437/ Ganann, S. (2003). [Photograph of Eames at the Prince]. Melbourne, Australia. Retrieved from http://www.flickr. com/photos/89338458@N00/5318842/ [Unknown owner]. (2008). [Photograph of Rococo Style Couch]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr. com/photos/sea-turtle/2978251547/How They Influenced Contemporary Design: [Unknown owner]. (2010). [Photograph of Eames Chairs]. Designhaus, Vitra, Weil am Rhein. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/56196301@N00/4903178772/ Modern office chair from: http://davinong.com/design/2670/director-modern-office-chair-low-back-espresso Modern dining chair from: http://listenozze.mohd.it/catalogo/view/kartell-maui-sedia [Eames investigating ergonomics]. (n.d.). Screenshot taken from Eames: the architect and the painter [film]. Cohn, J. and Jersey, B. (Directors). (2011). USA: Bread & Butter Films.Interesting Things: London Permaculture. (2011). [Eames Design Diagram 1969 Exhibition]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr. com/photos/naturewise/6461210207/in/photostream/ [Unknown owner]. (2012). [IBMs Minds of Modern Mathematics iPad app - Charles and Ray Eames (1960)]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/21317126@N04/7000929409/ Morgan, G. (2006). Eames LCW and CTW and La Chaise (photograph). Retrieved from http://www.flickr. com/photos/geraintandkim/140534298/ Street-Porter, T. (1950) Eames House Studio With Dried Desert Plants. Eames Office. Retrieved from http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/eames/space.html
CREDITS Atiya Sadangharn: Research, Images, Referencing for: "Background" Images for: "Title Slides"; "Who Influence them" "Interesting Things- Process". Overall Powerpoint. Louis Elwood-Leach: Research, Images, Referencing and Powerpoint Layout for: "Became Famousfor"; "How They Influenced Contemporary Design"; "Interesting Things- process". Presenting. Sophie Walker: Research, Referencing for: "Who Influenced Them"; "Interesting things - Their work relationship". Presenting. Zara Nathan: Research, Image and Referencing for: "Interesting Things - Orthodox modernists".