Eames House Series: III. California Poppies


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California Pooppies at the Eames House, as captured by Charles Eames in this limited edition print.

This image, “California Poppies,” is the third in a series of four film stills featured at the 2021 Isetan exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. The stills originate from the 1955 film, “House: After Five Years of Living,” which illustrated details of Charles and Ray Eames’ Case Study House through an experimental method of turning still images into moving film.

While building the Case Study House there was a delay on building materials and Charles and Ray had time to fall in love with the meadow on the property. During this period, they decided to redesign the Eames House to be nestled into the meadows’ hillside — while still utilizing all the original materials. As a result, each spring, the meadow would burst to life and surround the Eames House with beautiful California Poppies, as captured here through the eyes of Charles himself.

This image is now being released for the first time as a print for public purchase. Limited run of 100 numbered copies with Certificates of Authenticity.

Photograph is printed on 100% Cotton Rag, matted, dust sealed and framed with a thin, black, metal Neilsen frame.  Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.

Weight 2.8 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 14 × 0.875 in
Year Designed



Archival Quality 100% Cotton Rag, matted, dust sealed and framed with thin, black, metal Neilsen frames with mounting hardware kit.

Charles Eames


Charles and Ray Eames used photography as they did their films, to better understand the product, the project, the situation at hand, and then to see if their understanding of it changed with each photograph.  Close looking from every angle -- what Eames Demetrios wrote in his book, An Eames Primer, as "Charles and Ray took quite seriously the lessons learned from Eliel and Eero Saarinen of trying something out over and over."

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