Ray and Charles Eames Modern Pioneers

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  • Charles Eames Born

    Charles Eames Born
    Charles Eames was born in 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended school there and developed an interest in engineering and architecture. He attended Washington University on an architecture scholarship for two years and was thrown out for his advocacy of Frank Lloyd Wright and Modernism.
  • Ray Eames Born

    Ray Eames Born
    Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser Eames (December 15, 1912 – August 21, 1988) was an American artist, designer, and filmmaker who, together with her husband Charles, is responsible for many classic, iconic designs of the 20th century. She was born in Sacramento, California to Alexander and Edna Burr Kaiser, and had a brother named Maurice. After having lived in a number of cities during her youth, in 1933 she graduated from Bennett Women's College in Millbrook, New York, and moved to New York City, w
  • Association with Frank Lloyd Wright

    Association with Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Eames was greatly influenced by the Finnish Architect Eliel Saarinen

    Eames was greatly influenced by the Finnish Architect Eliel Saarinen
  • Eames begins own practise

    Eames begins own practise
    Charles Eames begins his own practise with two partners. He was greatly influenced by the Finnish Architect Eliel Saarinen
  • Charles Eames moves to Michigan to study at Cranbrook

    Charles Eames moves to Michigan to study at Cranbrook
    Charles moved in 1938 with his wife Catherine and daughter Lucia to Michigan, to further study architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he would become a teacher and head of the industrial design department.
  • Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen

    Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen
    Begins to work with Eero Saarinen
  • Eero Saarinin and Charles Eames win Moma Furniture Prize

    Eero Saarinin and Charles Eames win Moma Furniture Prize
    Organic Design show 1941Together with Eero Saarinen he designed prize-winning furniture for New York's Museum of Modern Art "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition.[4] Their work displayed the new technique of wood moulding (originally developed by Alvar Aalto), that Eames would further develop in many moulded plywood products, including chairs and other furniture, splints and stretchers for the U.S. Navy during World War II.[5]
  • Charles and Ray meet at Cranbrook, Charles divorces his first wife and marries Rae

    Charles and Ray meet at Cranbrook, Charles divorces his first wife and marries Rae
  • Eames stretcher patent drawings

    Eames stretcher patent drawings
  • Eams House

    Eams House
  • Eames House

    Eames House
  • Eames House Pool

    Eames House Pool
  • Flimpses of the USA (multiscreen film still)

    Flimpses of the USA (multiscreen film still)
    The Eameses were the people who created one of the first multiscreen films: "Glimpses of the U.S.A.," a seven-screen extravaganza commissioned by the U.S. Information Agency in 1959 for an exhibition in Moscow.
  • The Fiberglass Chairs: Something of How They Get the Way They Are (1970)

     The Fiberglass Chairs: Something of How They Get the Way They Are (1970)
  • Eames House in the LA Times

  • Opinion: Eames Influences Universal Design

    Opinion: Eames Influences Universal Design
    The Eames Office influenced the Universal Design Movement. They developed splints and stretchers during WWII. After the war they were committed to good design that would be afordable for the growing middle class. Their train station furniture and other public seating focused on making people comfortable, while allowing for people moving through a space. Their films show that they studied people moving through actual spaces. The Eames house, hand-constructed in a few days from off-the-shelf mate
  • Eames on Campus

    Eames on Campus
  • Eames on campus 2

    Eames on campus 2
  • Eames on Campus 3

    Eames on Campus 3
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    World War II