Herman Miller Talks: Llisa Demetrios

Posted September 21, 2016

September 29, 2016: Join the Herman Miller Showroom for an evening of libations, light bites, and inspiring conversation with the Eames Office’s Llisa Demetrios. Come curious. Be engaged. Leave inspired.

“The details are not the details. They make the product. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.” – Charles Eames

For Llisa Demetrios, being both a sculptor and an archivist is a natural combination; both are about communicating ideas and telling stories, and the processes are similar. Looking at different ways that objects were produced in her archiving impacts her sculpture, just as seeing textures and patterns in sculpture highlights her seeing connections in archiving material. Her process is steeped in observations of how her grandparents Charles and Ray Eames worked: not delegating understanding, doing as much in-house as possible, and hands-on experience.

A third-generation bronze sculptor, Llisa Demetrios has been practicing her art for over twenty years. She began her archiving career at the Mies van der Rohe Archive at MoMA in New York, and continues her services as a board member of the Eames Foundation and archivist and registrar of The Eames Collection, for which she has recently prepared exhibits in Sacramento, Pasadena, Singapore, and London, and has led Powers of 10 workshops for all age groups.

Read more about Llisa Demetrios at Marin at Home magazine.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
5:00-5:30 pm   Wine & Cheese
5:30-6:30 pm   Conversation with Llisa Demetrios
6:30-7:00 pm   Social

Herman Miller, Inc.
23 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

FREE. Register here.