Charles Ormond Eames, Jr (1907–1978) and Bernice Alexandra 'Ray' Eames (1912–1988) were American designers, who worked in, and made major contributions to, modern architecture and furniture. They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film.

In 1943, 1944 and 1947, Ray Eames designed several covers for the landmark magazine, 'Arts & Architecture'.

In the late 1940s, Ray Eames created several textile designs, two of which, 'Crosspatch' and 'Sea Things', were produced by Schiffer Prints, a company that also produced textiles by Salvador Dalí and Frank Lloyd Wright. Original examples of Ray Eames textiles can be found in many art museum collections. The Ray Eames textiles have been re-issued by Maharam as part of their 'Textiles of the Twentieth Century' collection.

In the 1950s, the Eames continued their work in architecture and modern furniture design. Like in the earlier molded plywood work, the Eames pioneered technologies, such as the fiberglass, plastic resin chairs and the wire mesh chairs designed for Herman Miller. Charles and Ray would soon channel Charles's interest in photography into the production of short films.


Design: Charles & Ray Eames EA108 Aluminium Group chair (1958). Aluminum with orange hopsack on castors. Manufactured by Herman Miller.
20.5″ w | 20.5″ d | 24.5″ h


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