This book describes the special relationship between Vitra and the Eameses, presenting designs produced by Vitra from the 1950s to the present. It sheds light on topics such as authenticity and archival holdings.
The 'Eames & Vitra Publication' is written in English.
Eames & Vitra Publication
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Charles and Ray Eames
Charles and Ray were a married couple who fundamentally changed the way furniture and buildings are designed and manufactured - playing a large role at the inception of the Modernist movement. They worked with Herman Miller and then later Vitra in the 1950’s to pioneer new technologies in moulded plywood, plastic resin and wire mesh products.
Charles was by highly influenced by the Finnish Architect Eliel Saarinen who encouraged Eames to move to Michigan to further study Architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He became friends with Eliel’s son Eero and together they created a prize-winning furniture entry for New York’s MOMA museum ‘Organic Design in Home Furnishings’ competition. Ray Eames was born as...