“The bright colors of the book spines and the brass upholstery nails become the focal point for this Chair as the metallic printed words on the book spines get lost in the Mondrian inspired pattern created by the materials.” —BRC Designs
Eames: The Architect and the Painter documentary film will open at the IFC theater in NYC on November 18th, 2011 and will continue with playdates around the country. The film is narrated by James Franco.
“The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been less widely understood…” —synopsis
An HD version of the trailer is available to watch in Apple’s iTunes Movie Trailers site.
“House Industries and Herman Miller are producing a limited edition series of 80 Eames wire-base tables (aka an LTR or Low Table Rod) that include A thru Z, numbers and ornaments from the Eames Century Modern font collection…” —Show and Tell
“The drawers form part of the Suitcase Drawers collection and took many months’ work of searching, meticulous restoration and composition. The small table lamps also tell a romantic story. They are the result of a long working relationship with two craftspeople (Anne and Jack), who produced the last pieces (a limited number) for James Plumb shortly before they retired…”—photo essay by Elena Sommariva for Domus