“…Painter and architect aren’t just job descriptions but ways of looking at the world”
Charles and Ray Eames are among the most influential designers of the century. They are best known for their work in architecture, furniture and industrial design, and photography.
Charles was a design enthusiast and Ray, his second wife, was an artist of another caliber.
The legacy of the Eameses was said to have started with ‘a chair.’ By further evolving the work of Alvar Aalto, the Eames’ mastered the technique of molding plywood. From which, the duo created some of the most inventive modern furniture designs to date.
Photos courtesy of Herman Miller
The original plywood chair won TIME Magazine’s “Best Design of the Century” in 1999. The husband and wife design duo created something so perfect that designers for generations to come will be in awe of it.
Today, designers take a further leap forward by creating almost futuristic chair designs. Here are a few of our favorites via designboom