and Ray Eames
"The details are not details. They make the
product." - Charles Eames
Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and
boundless enthusiasm into creations that established
the pair as modern design's greatest husband-and-wife
team. The couple's unique synergy led to a whole
new look and feel in furniture. Lean and modern,
playful and functional, sleek, sophisticated, and
simple; this is the quintessential "Eames look."
Throughout the decades, Charles and Ray Eames
achieved monumental success by asking the same questions
with each project: “Does it interest and intrigue
us? Can we make it better? Will we have serious
fun doing it?” Their relationship with Herman
Miller began in the 1940's, and most of this collection
is featured on permanent display at the Museum of
Modern Art, New York.
The two loved their work, which was a combination
of art and science, design and architecture, process
and product, style and function. A design critic
once said that this extraordinary couple "just
wanted to make the world a better place." That
they did. They also made it a lot more interesting.