Maybe there’s something to my chair obsession after all. That’s how Eames legacy started anyway. While “modern design was born from the marriage of art and industry, the Eames office was born from the marriage of Ray Kaiser, a painter who rarely painted, and Charles Eames, an architecture school drop out who never got his license.” So narrates James Franco in Eames: The Architect and the Painter, out now in limited release. Charles and Ray Eames are two people that get talked about all the time and yet never seem to get talked out. I, for one, never tire of perusing pictures of the circus-like environment of the Eames office in Venice Beach, CA, or the myriad chairs and storage nooks and experiments in color theory that a simple Google image search culls. The Eames’ are fascinating both as legends of industrial design and as a working couple.
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