Whenever people ask me who I’m influenced by (as a designer & human) the first thing out of my mouth is always “Charles & Ray Eames”. I cannot begin to describe how their work and approach to their careers represent how I strive to exist.
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. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.
This film opens on November 18th at the IFC Center in New York City. For a full list of playdates, head here. Anyone want to road trip to Tallahassee on December 9th?!?