Category : The World of Charles and Ray Eames

10 Jan 2016

The Work of Charles and Ray Eames – My Personal Views (The Eames House – Architecture and Interior Design)

Before visiting the exhibition, I did not really have a strong opinion about modernist architecture and design. However, after seeing the work for the Eames House also known as Case Study House #8, I developed a lot more interest in the style. Then my research into the Eames House made me like their modernist style for a number of reasons, partly because of its location in the landscape along with the sustainable use of materials and how they have implemented […]

10 Jan 2016

The Eames’ Inspiration – What Inspired the Eames’ Design and Creative Genius

As Charles Eames was very interested in architecture from a young age, he was influenced greatly by the Finnish architect called Eliel Saarinen who designed a lot of Art Deco buildings during the 20thCentury. Charles Eames along with Ray Eames had the opportunity to collaborate with him on design projects and Eliel Saarinen along with his son Eero Saarinen contributed towards influencing their furniture design. For Ray Eames, although a lot of inspiration and her eye for colour came from […]

10 Jan 2016

The Work of Charles and Ray Eames – My Personal Views (Moulded Plywood Chairs)

Before visiting The World of Charles and Ray Eames exhibition, I was under the impression that they were only famous for their chair designs and the Eames house. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that they were very multitalented in many aspects of design, not only furniture and interior design, but architecture, photography, graphics, art, fabrics and film making. My opinion of their work felt very positive as through their work, the Eames’ seem to convey a sense of […]

10 Jan 2016

The World of Charles and Ray Eames Exhibition – Barbican

Today I visited The World of Charles and Ray Eames Exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London. This is one of the first exhibitions that I have been to that I have found myself able to connect with. One of the things that surprised me was the fact that Charles and Ray Eames were multitalented designers, not only focused on furniture design, but architecture, art, graphics, interior design, film making and photography as well. I liked how the exhibition showed […]

04 Jan 2016

Charles and Ray Eames

Charles Eames born in 1907 developed an interest in architecture, design and engineering early in life and later started working in an architects’ office. Then in 1930, Charles opened his own office where he began to extend his design interests and ideas beyond architecture, soon receiving a fellowship to Cranbrook Art Academy in Michigan where he later became the head of the design department. Ray Kaiser Eames born in 1912 studied painting with Hans Hoffman in New York prior to […]