A Look At ‘The World Of Charles And Ray Eames’

ART + CULTURE | BY | November 27, 2018

On View: The World of Charles and Ray Eames

The Eames name has become synonymous with iconic furniture, but the dynamic designing duo behind the California-born Eames Office goes far beyond the functional, everyday pieces they’re known for. This show at the Oakland Museum of California (on view through February 17, 2019) honors the legacy of two of the most influential designers and marks the final stop for the traveling exhibition, comprising more than 380 works including multimedia installations, intimate photographs and rare prototypes. Standouts include Ray’s untitled plywood sculpture that served as inspiration for the Eames’s plywood furniture (shown) and a presentation of the newly restored film Glimpses of the U.S.A. And because play was such an important source of inspiration for the couple, the show features two workshop spaces for hands-on experimentation.

PHOTO: INSTALLATION VIEW OF EXPERIMENTAL MOLDED PLYWOOD CHAIRS. BARBICAN ART GALLERY, LONDON, OCTOBER 21, 2015 – FEBRUARY 14, 2016 EAMES OFFICE LLC

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