Watch Charles and Ray Eames Debut Their Most Famous Chair On TV In 1956

Charles and Ray Eames were the archetypal design power couple, who each brought their own distinct kind of creative genius to the personal and professional partnership. When they visited NBC's daytime Home show in 1956 to debut their (now-iconic) eponymous lounge, Charles introduced themselves thusly: "Ray is a… » 8/18/14 4:45pm 8/18/14 4:45pm

20 Ways to Hack a Classic Eames Side Chair

When Ray and Charles Eames’ classic molded side chair was first produced, in 1951, it was one of the first industrially-manufactured plastic chairs on the market. The wonder of technology went on to become a much-loved classic—today, it’s enjoying a renewed popularity thanks to the popularity of Mid-Century modernism. » 6/17/13 6:30pm 6/17/13 6:30pm

The Iconic Eames Molded Chair Is Being Made with Fiberglass Again

This is awesome. Herman Miller has announced that it will start making the iconic Eames Molded Chair in fiberglass... again. The fiberglass chairs were discontinued from production in 1989 and ever since then, the iconic chairs that decorate modern houses have been made with recyclable polypropylene. But now we're… » 5/21/13 1:00am 5/21/13 1:00am

Eames House Alphabet Blocks: M Is For "Make Your Kids Cooler"

Terrible aesthetics and children's toys go hand in hand. Barbie's "Dreamhouse" is an uninspired architectural disaster, and the font used on most alphabet blocks leaves design-minded parents actually missing Comic Sans. But what's the alternative? How about a set of alphabet blocks with beautiful typography and… » 1/22/13 10:19am 1/22/13 10:19am

Polaroid SX-70 Promo Video Will Make You Fall In Love With the Eameses All Over Again

Best known for their iconic lounge chair that's still in production 57 years after it was introduced, Charles and Ray Eames were actually masters of design across many fields. In 1972 Polaroid asked them to produce a promotional video for its now iconic SX-70 instant camera, and what they created was nothing short… » 1/17/13 11:22am 1/17/13 11:22am

Charles and Ray Eames Explain the Computer Revolution

In the 1950's IBM was synonymous with computers but faced a serious problem. Computers at that time were enormous, vacuum tube-driven machines—completely alien technology to the average person—and that bred a fear of them. To counter this PR nightmare, IBM turned to none other than Charles and Ray Eames. » 12/21/11 2:20am 12/21/11 2:20am