Charles and Ray Eames. C. Eames (1907-1978) In the end, everything ties up. After his early unsuccessful experiences as an architect, Charles Eames taught industrial design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Among his colleagues were Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen and Ray Kaise; Eames went on to marry Kaise, with whom he shared both his work and his life. The influence of Charles and Ray Eames on design in the ‘50s were truly enormous: sculpted organic forms, new materials and production techniques, a revolutionary approach which expressed itself not only in design but in exhibitions, stage designs, cinematography and in forerunning multimedia presentations (films, slide shows, drawings). With their multi faceted activities, the Eames supported the values of coherence and social morality, egalitarianism, informality and anti-materialism. Among the most important exponents of the Organic Design and also the greatest designers of the century, Charles and Ray Eames showed how modern design could improve our quality of life, as well as knowledge and comprehension between peoples.
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