Charles & Ray Eames

The Barbican presents the world of Charles and Ray Eames until the 14th of February. A must see exhibition!

Charles and Ray Eames are among the most important American designers of the 20th century. This exhibition retrace the work of these 2 designers - architects - visual artists through their modern aesthetics and progressive social ideas.

They started their experimentation with moulding plywood techniques in the 40’s. As a result of this new process medical equipment was created for the Navy, as well as furniture. Due to (or thanks to!) a no photo policy in the exhibition I had to doodle some of their work. The elephant is one of my favourite piece, I named him Henri.
"Getting the most of the best to the greatest number of people for the least." Creating mass produced furniture for everyone was one of the main goal of the couple, nowadays their chairs are still beautiful timeless pieces of design with a colourful sense of play. 
The wooden carved whale is again an example of their playful approach to design, which was also fed by their ever growing collection of crazy & quirky toys, objects and photos influencing their research. 
An exhibition filled with prototypes, drawings, toys, colours and a few creatures!


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