Charles & Ray Eames

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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 design and furniture

In the 1950s, the Eameses continued their work in architecture and design. As with their earlier molded plywood work, the Eameses pioneered technologies, such as the fiberglass and plastic resin chairs and the wire mesh chairs designed for Herman MillerFrom the beginning, the Eames furniture has usually been listed as by Charles Eames. In the 1948 and 1952 Herman Millerbound catalogs, only Charles’ name is listed, but it has become clear that Ray was deeply involved and was an equal partner with her husband in many projects.The Eames fabricswere mostly designed by Ray, as were the Time-Life Stools.

Among the many important designs originating there are the molded-plywood DCW (Dining Chair Wood) and DCM (Dining Chair Metal with a plywood seat) (1945), Eames Lounge chair(1956), the Aluminum groupf urniture (1958) and as well as the Eames Chaise (1968)