Learning From Home

While the majority of us are spending more time than ever in our homes and practicing social distancing, we invite you and yours to spend time each week exploring the world as Charles and Ray would have—with a sense of curiosity and playfulness.

Join us each week for Eames videos, deep-diving into Powers of Ten, and fun activities for all ages.  We will be adding new links and activities to this page so be sure to bookmark it!

All Eames activities are free and use common, everyday items that can be found in the home.  Stay connected with us and other Eames fans while we share our creations on Instagram. 

 

Create Your Own Eames Elephant

Charles and Ray had a soft spot for elephants. In 1945, while they experimented with molding plywood into compound curves, they designed a group of animals for children to sit on. While making molded plywood animals at home may be too large of a task, you can use this template to create your very own Eames Elephant from paper. Make a few and create a herd! Share #myeameselephant on Instagram and collaborate in a massive virtual herd.

 

Make your own! Share #myeameselephant on IG.

 

 

Powers of Ten:

Watch the Powers of Ten video, and join Eames Demetrios next week on Instagram to break down each power in an ongoing virtual lesson about scale.  

 

 


Want to further explore scale? Watch
A Few Tools for Teaching Scale.

 

 

Powers of Ten Activity Book:

The Eames Office invites you to print off the pages from the Powers of Ten Activity Book and upload your drawings to Instagram. Tag us using #ourpowersof10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Soft Form Chair

Make a miniature chair using Model Magic! Eames Office education director Carla Hartman shows us more than 40 examples, exploring various techniques, shapes, and ideas for making your chair functional, sculptural, or both! If you don’t have Model Magic, don’t fret: There are easy recipes online to make modeling clay out of ingredients as common as baking soda, corn starch, and water. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

We can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to tag us with #MySoftFormChair.

 

For more activities check out Herman Miller’s activity page:

Click the link above to download some Eames-inspired coloring pages that our partner Herman Miller teamed up to make with illustrator Jim Stoten.

 


Enjoy a selection of Eames Toys:

Below is a selection of Eames Toys currently in production. They are wonderful tools for fostering creativity. To help make them more accessible during these trying times, we have temporarily reduced our pricing on the online Eames Shop as well as our Amazon storefront. 

 

The Eames Toy

Build a fort, airplane, lemonade stand, and so much more using large squares and triangles connected by dowels. The Eames Toy is a large-scale building toy that echoes the Eamesian principle of modular systems. 

 

The Coloring Toy

Kids and the young at heart can create their very own world through color and play as they assemble countless new creations. If ordinary coloring books are a novel, consider The Coloring Toy a choose-your-own-adventure story!

 

Eames House of Cards  

People of all ages have enjoyed The Eames House of Cards for nearly seventy years. The House of Cards line comes in three sizes ranging from playing cards to the size of a sheet of paper, but all versions have six slots on each card enabling the player to interlock the cards and build structures of myriad shapes and sizes.