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Charles & Ray Eames

Charles & Ray Eames

Designer

They are hot as never before. Indeed, the American couple Charles (1907-1978) & Ray Eames (1912-1988) have always attracted much international attention. They have had a huge impact on modern design and furniture design. Through the 1940s, 50s and 60s, they created buildings, movies, exhibitions, books and some of the most famous furniture classics in the world – e.g. Lounge Chair and La Chaise. They were first-hand witnesses to historical events such as the Great Depression and World War II, and they collaborated with the government and businesses to modernise post-war America. The Eames have since been named 'the most influential designers in the 20th century' by The World Design Congress. Among the couple's greatest gifts was their curiosity and visions. They were constantly at the front when it came to using new materials and revolutionised the perception of modern furniture design with fibreglass, moulded plywood and innovative concept solutions.