Ray Kaiser Eames was born in 1912 in Sacramento. She studied painting with Hans Hofmann in New York.

Ray Kaiser Eames was born in 1912 in Sacramento. She studied painting with Hans Hofmann in New York.

Ray Eames was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group. Charles always joked and said, that in the beginning she was much more famous than him. Photo Credit: Eames Office LLC

Ray Eames was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group. Charles always joked and said, that in the beginning she was much more famous than him. Photo Credit: Eames Office LLC

Charles & Ray Eames. Charles Ormond Eames, Jr and Bernice Alexandra "Ray" (née Kaiser) Eames were American designers most famous for their collaborative furniture and architectural designs. They met at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1940 and were married the next year.

Charles & Ray Eames. Charles Ormond Eames, Jr and Bernice Alexandra "Ray" (née Kaiser) Eames were American designers most famous for their collaborative furniture and architectural designs. They met at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1940 and were married the next year.

In 1958, Charles and Ray were invited by the  Government of India to explore the problems of design, and make their recommendations. During three months they examined India's output extensively; the result was 'The India Report,' which served as a training program and manifesto at India's National Institute of Design (NID). They advocated a problem-solving process rather than one of mimesis. India, they noted, 'has a tradition and philosophy familiar with the meaning of creative…

In 1958, Charles and Ray were invited by the Government of India to explore the problems of design, and make their recommendations. During three months they examined India's output extensively; the result was 'The India Report,' which served as a training program and manifesto at India's National Institute of Design (NID). They advocated a problem-solving process rather than one of mimesis. India, they noted, 'has a tradition and philosophy familiar with the meaning of creative…

Simple goal and shared vision for  bentwood.  Arlene Francis, host of NBC's "Home" show, introduced Charles and Ray to television audiences in 1956, along with their iconic design Lounge Chair and Ottoman.

Simple goal and shared vision for bentwood. Arlene Francis, host of NBC's "Home" show, introduced Charles and Ray to television audiences in 1956, along with their iconic design Lounge Chair and Ottoman.

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