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Tag: Charles Eames
The Charles and Ray Eames Dining Armchair Rod, or Eames DAR for short, was a revolutionary piece of design that changed ideas about furniture during the post World War-II era and beyond. The design came from the brilliant mind of Charles Eames when entering the DAR design in 1948 for a competition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art for low-cost furniture design. This wonderful design won second prize.
In 1948 Charles Eames participated in the International ‘Low-Cost Furniture’ competition organized by the Museum of Modern Arts with the design of La Chaise chair which was inspired by the sculpture ‘Floating figure’ created by the French artist Gaston Lachaise.
The organic design is voluptuous with soft curves giving pleasure to the senses. It is large but in all the right places.
After the Wire Chair and the Eames Screen, today I want to put the spot on another revolutionary product designed by Charles and Ray Eames: The Eames Storage Unit. Probably one of the most desired mid-century modern furniture by folks like us. 😉
The ESU was born to be a flexible and innovative product, it was the result of different assembled parts available in many combinations and materials.
I’m a curious person, I like to ‘investigate’ and learn as much as possible about what I like: especially about Mid-Century design.
Few days ago I was thinking which object should have I choose for the today post. I wanted to write about something that is usually not mentioned within the most famous works of Charles and Ray Eames but that had an interesting story anyway.
The Charles Eames Wire Chair is an iconic seat with sculptural qualities difficult to find in those years. Even though its design recalls previous fibreglass chairs, the Wire Chair was manufactured using a very different technology.
The rim of the chair is a double light-gauge wire without cross-weaving on the external borders, this ‘tricks’ made…
I can not stop to learn about the Mid-Century Design 🙂
When last week I wrote about the New and Old Molded Plastic Eames Chairs and When the Mid-Century Modern Begun, I pointed out how the designers and the manufacturers invested a lot of time and money in the research and development process in order to find a way to use the post war technologies and new materials for home furnishing scopes.
We all are Mid-Century fans, isn’t it?
There’s a personal component in our personal mid century craziness because we like the design, but the market stimulates it as well!
I just read, but maybe is an old news for some of you, that Herman Miller introduced new colors for the addictive Eames molded plastic chairs range.
“ Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior and product design form that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture, and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. “ -Wikipedia-
Few days ago, I had a very nice chat with a friend of mine -he has a great home that I hope to show you soon here ;)- about the Mid-Century Modern design.
As I was thrilled when I watched the Charles Eames’ co-workers Marilyn and John Neuhart talking about him in: “A close look to one of the greatest designer ever: Charles Eames.”, I had the same feeling watching Charles and Ray Eames in person introducing the Lounge Chair and Ottoman in a 1956 NBC show.