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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 (1907–78) studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Beatrice Alexandra Kaiser, 1912–88) was an artist, who studied under the Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit (the legendary institution 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.

The collection of original Eames furniture on 1stDibs includes chairs, tables, case pieces and other items.

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Creator: Charles and Ray Eames
Maharam Pillow, Small Dot Pattern by Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Maharam
Located in New York, NY
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Eames Mahogany Leg Splint for Evans Products Plywood Division
By Evans Products Company, Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Must have for the Eames addicts a leg splint in mahogany plywood. Produced and signed by Evans Products Company, Molded Plywood division. Very good original condition and in an uncom...
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Vintage Plywood Screen or Divider by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Round Rock, TX
Stunning vintage plywood divider by Charles and Ray Eames, for Herman Miller. Model “FSW-6” (folding screen wood) was designed and released to market in 1946. Consists of six adjusta...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Charles & Ray Eames Fsw-6 Folding Screen
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Long Island City, NY
Charles & Ray Eames FSW-6 folding screen for Herman Miller with six-panels made out of molded plywood.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Walnut, Plywood

Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra Plywood 8 Sections Folding Screen
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1946, the FSW Folding Screen is an iconic piece of mid-century design. Originally released as part of the plywood home furniture co...
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Birch, Plywood

Midcentury Eames Contract Storage 'ECS' Unit
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration this is extremely rare Eames wall unit produced in 1961. The ECS are seldom found and only produce for a short period of time. Featuring three sections that i...
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Steel, Chrome

Charles and Ray Eames FSW 8 Panel Screen
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Birch Plywood and canvas screen Early production Original finish.
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Charles and Ray Eames Wood Screen
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Located in Norwalk, CT
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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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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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

Charles and Ray Eames Plywood Folding Screen / Divider,, F S 6,,, Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning vintage plywood divider by Charles and Ray Eames, for Herman Miller. Model “FSW-6” (folding screen wood) was designed and released to market in 1946. Consists of six adjusta...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames More Furniture and Collectibles

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Fabric, Plywood

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

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Charles and Ray Eames more furniture and collectibles for sale on 1stDibs

More Charles and Ray Eames furniture and collectibles are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Charles and Ray Eames more furniture and collectibles, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 14 vintage editions of these items, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Charles and Ray Eames' original furniture and collectibles were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in North America during the 20th century. Many customers also consider more furniture and collectibles from Dunbar, Milo Baughman and Harvey Probber if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Charles and Ray Eames more furniture and collectibles can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$150 and tops out at US$50,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$4,350 on average.

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