Sunday, June 17, 2012

June 17

June 17 is the birthday of Charles Eames, Jr., American designer who, along with his wife, Bernice "Ray" Eames, made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture. They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film. In the 1950s, the Eameses pioneered furniture technologies, creating fiberglass and plastic resin chairs and wire mesh chairs designed for Herman Miller Co. Pictured: The fabled Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman were marketed to a high-end market in 1956 after years of development for Herman Miller. Made of molded plywood and leather, they are part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.

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