“The details are not the details.
They make the design.”
Born 1907 in St Louis Missouri, Charles Eames studied architecture before founding a series practices throughout 1930s. Ray Eames meanwhile was born Bernice Alexandra Kaiser in 1912, and grew up in Sacramento, California before moving to New York to studying painting.
Having met at the Cranbrook Academy’s faculty of arts in 1940, the pair quickly became an item and married the following year. Over the next four decades the couple produced some of the most innovative and influential designs of the 20th century with many of their pieces now exclusively produced by Vitra.
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