10 Things You Didn’t Know About Charles and Ray Eames Posted May 11, 2014 by Daniel Ostroff

Clowns, churches, and an aquarium: Find out how far the boundless curiosity of Ray and Charles Eames stretched.

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An excerpt from Dwell Magazine: 

Designed in 1954, the Zeeland, Michigan home of Max De Pree—son of Herman Miller founder D.J. De Pree, and later the CEO—melded local style and history with Scandinavian cool, including a sleek vertical shape and a cedar exterior.

Photo credit: chicagogeek, via Creative Commons

 

“It makes me feel guilty that anybody should have such a good time doing what they are supposed to do.” It’s easy to imagine Charles Eames laughing with joy after uttering those words, a precinct summary of the way he and his wife and collaborator Ray viewed work. Their incredible accomplishments—spirited, human-centered design unbound by medium—seem like the byproduct of a state where work is play and vice versa.

Read the full article by Patrick Sisson here.