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Charles and Ray Eames

Eames® Molded Fiberglass Side Chairs Charles and Ray Eames, 1950. In 1948, The Museum of Modern Art announced the International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design to “commission and challenge the best design brains in the world.” One of the competition’s winners, Charles Eames, wowed the jury twice. First, by developing a graceful form in stamped metal that took second place when the jury announced its decision in 1949.

Experimental Lounge Chair Charles Eames (American, 1907–1978) and Ray Eames (American, 1912–1988) c. 1944. Molded plywood and steel rod, 28 3/4 x 30 1/8 x 30" (73 x 76.5 x 76.2 cm). Gift of the designers

Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen. Bench/Base for Storage Units (1940)

Charles & Ray Eames Husband-and-wife design team Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames were among the most influential designers of the twentieth century. Their landmark contributions include furniture, architecture, film, and graphics. They were pioneers in the molding of plywood, which was developed from their experiments and projects for the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Eames, Charles & Ray | MoMA Store