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Charles Eames and Ray Eames (USA, 1907–78; 1912—88)
Charles Eames and Ray Eames (USA, 1907–78; 1912—88)

Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century.

As furniture designers, filmmakers, artists, textile and graphic designers and even toy and puzzle makers, the Eameses were a visionary and effective force for the notion that design should be an agent of positive change. They are the happy, ever-curious, ever-adventurous faces of modernism.

Charles studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Beatrice Alexandra Kaiser) was an artist, who studied under the abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit (where Charles also met his frequent collaborator Eero Saarinen and the artist and designer Harry Bertoia) and married the next year.

His technical skills and her artistic flair were wonderfully complementary. They moved to Los Angeles in 1941, where Charles worked on set design for MGM. In the evenings at their apartment, they experimented with molded plywood using a handmade heat-and-pressurization device they called the “Kazam!” machine. The next year, they won a contract from the U.S. Navy for lightweight plywood leg splints for wounded servicemen — they are coveted collectibles today; more so those that Ray used to make sculptures.

The Navy contract allowed Charles to open a professional studio, and the attention-grabbing plywood furniture the firm produced prompted George Nelson, the director of design of the furniture-maker Herman Miller Inc., to enlist Charles and (by association, if not by contract) Ray in 1946. Some of the first Eames items to emerge from Herman Miller are now classics: the LCW, or Lounge Chair Wood, and the DCM, or Dining Chair Metal, supported by tubular steel.

The Eameses eagerly embraced new technology and materials, and one of their peculiar talents was to imbue their supremely modern design with references to folk traditions. Their Wire chair group of the 1950s, for example, was inspired by basket weaving techniques. The populist notion of “good design for all” drove their molded fiberglass chair series that same decade, and also produced the organic-form, ever-delightful La Chaise. In 1956 the Eames lounge chair and ottoman appeared — the supremely comfortable plywood-base-and-leather-upholstery creation that will likely live in homes as long as there are people with good taste and sense.

Charles Eames once said, “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” For very good collectors and thoughtful interior designers, a piece of design by the Eameses, the closer produced to original conception the better, is almost de rigueur — for its beauty and comfort, and not least as a tribute to the creative legacy and enduring influence of Charles and Ray Eames.

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Charles and Ray Eames Wood Screen
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Norwalk, CT
Charles and Ray Eames wood screen, calico ash.
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Wood

Eames for Herman Miller Molded Plywood Folding Screen
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cathedral City, CA
1989 Eames plywood folding screen This screen features six panels attached by a discreet fabric hinge detail. This folding screen or room divider is adjustable. The Eames molde...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Wood

Maharam Pillow, Dot Pattern by Charles & Ray Eames
By Maharam, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Maharam Pillow Dot Pattern by Charles & Ray Eames 001 Document Dot Pattern was originally designed by Ray Eames for the Museum of Modern Art's 1947 "Competition for Printed Fab...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Cotton, Polyester

Charles and Ray Eames Molded Plywood Leg Splint for Evans in Original Wrapper
By Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company
Located in Chicago, IL
These leg splints were designed by Charles and Ray Eames and produced for the United States Navy by the Evans Products Company, molded plywood division. They're still in their origin...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Plywood

Maharam Pillow, Small Dot Pattern by Charles & Ray Eames
By Maharam, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Maharam Pillow Small Dot Pattern by Charles & Ray Eames 006 Document Reverse Small dot pattern offers an alternate scale of Dot Pattern, Ray Eames' 1947 design for the Museum of Mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Cotton, Polyester

Eames for Herman Miller FSW-6 Folding Screen
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ray and Charles Eames’ iconic folding screen, FSW-6, for Herman Miller takes the inspiration for its undulating shape from the folds of heavy drapery. Composed of articulated panels ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Plywood, Teak

Charles and Ray Eames Plywood Elephant in Cherry wood by Vitra
By Vitra, Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Charles and Ray Eames developed a toy elephant made of plywood in 1945, but the piece never went into production. After a limited edition in 2007, Vitra has now launched serial produ...
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1940s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Plywood

Charles and Ray Eames Ash/Birch Molded Plywood Folding Room Divider Screen
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Westport, CT
Charles and Ray Eames Iconic two sided molded plywood folding screen, appears to be two different shades of wood each side, shown in photos. Woven canvas in between 6 panels, FSW-6 i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Canvas, Ash, Birch

Charles and Ray Eames Molded Plywood Radio
By Evans Products Company, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Radio of molded and cut walnut plywood, bakelite, glass and perforated masonite. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames and produced by Evans Products for Teletone, circa 1946. As Richard...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Glass, Bakelite, Masonite, Plywood

Charles & Ray Eames Anniversary Edition Plywood Elephant
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Dronten, NL
Charles and Ray Eames were fascinated by elephants. Many images of these gentle giants are found in Charles' photographic documentations of Indian culture and the circus world. The p...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Plywood

Pre-Production Eames Rosewood Folding Screen for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ray and Charles Eames iconic folding screen for Herman Miller, in rosewood. When the harvesting of Brazilian rosewood became illegal in 1992, Herman Miller ceased purchasing it for t...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Rosewood

Set of Plywood miniatures by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, Switzerland
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Steenwijk, NL
In 1946, Charles and Ray Eames introduced their first three-dimensional molded plywood furniture. The Plywood Group consists of high and low chairs and a matching table. These miniat...
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1990s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Birch, Plywood

Undulating Folding Screen by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An adjustable six panel screen designed by Charles & Ray Eames featuring molded ash plywood screen. The individual panels connected by linen fabric 'hinges'. Designed by Eames in 194...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Ash

Vintage Plywood Screen by Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
An early folding plywood screen by Charles and Ray Eames. Each wood panel is joined by off-white canvas hinges, USA, 1958. Folds nearly flat for storage or transport. This item sh...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Canvas, Wood

Vintage French Modernist Coat Hooks
By Charles and Ray Eames, Roger Ferraud, Roger Feraud
Located in Hingham, MA
Offered here is a group of four vintage 1950s French wall mounted coat hooks and racks made of blackened wrought iron and wood balls in their original old paint. In addition to t...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Wrought Iron

Original Eames Giant House of Cards
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Highly collectible, 1950s Eames Giant House of Cards for Tigrett Enterprises. This scarce first-edition deck contains the original 20 large cards printed with colorful graphics from ...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Paper

Ray and Charles Eames Plywood Elephant by Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
In the 1940s, Charles and Ray Eames spent years working on the development and refinement of a technique for three-dimensional bending of plywood. Gradually they designed a series of...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Cherry, Plywood

Eames "Baby Rocker" RAR by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Highland, IN
If an employee of Herman Miller were to have a child, they would be given an Eames RAR to rock the newborn. It would be marked with a small brass placard commemorating the name and b...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Zinc

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Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames - Room Divider
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A distinctive, yet playful wave-shaped room divider/ screen. Rare, late edition rosewood. Design from 1946. 68-inch-high, portable and foldable. Marked accordingly on brass in upper ...
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Rare Eames Folding Screen FSW-8
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