The World of Charles & Ray Eames at Vitra Design Museum

Posted June 7, 2017

September 30, 2017 – February 25, 2018: The World of Charles & Ray Eames has traveled all across Europe. See the critically-acclaimed show at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, before it makes its debut in the United States.

Organized by the Barbican Centre, The World of Charles and Ray Eames first went on view in London before traveling to the Bildmuseet in Umeå, Sweden, MAAT in Lisbon, Portugal, C-Mine in Genk, Belgium, and now, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

Charles and Ray are among the most important designers of the 20th century. They created innovative furniture and industrial products, films, books, exhibitions, multi-media installations, interiors, and much more.

This exhibition will be on view in conjunction with An Eames Celebration–a series of exhibitions and events marking the largest exploration of the couple’s work in a museum to date. The festivities will coincide with the 110th birthday of Charles Eames.

In addition, the estate of Charles and Ray Eames, which has been in the holdings of the Vitra Design Museum since 1988, will be accessible to the public. The retrospective reveals the many facets of the duo’s work and comprises objects from collections worldwide.


Exhibition Details

An Eames Celebration, organized by the Vitra Design Museum, includes four exhibitions opening in September:

Play Parade. An Eames Exhibition for Kids
Vitra Design Museum Gallery
September 9, 2017 – February 25, 2018

The World of Charles and Ray Eames with the new title: Charles and Ray Eames. The Power of Design
Vitra Design Museum
September 29, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Kazam! The Furniture Experiments of Charles & Ray Eames
Vitra Schaudepot
September 29, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Ideas and Information. The Eames Films
Zaha Hadid Fire Station
September 29, 2017 – February 25, 2017