Charles and Ray Eames at home surrounded themselves with their own designs as well as an extensive collection of folk art and other small objects found on their travels, in nature and in everyday life. Almost everything they collected was related to aspects of design and form, as Ray explained: “We never collected anything just as collectors, but because something was inherent in the piece that made it seem like a good idea to be looking at.” The Eameses organized and decorated their living space with great seriousness and tremendous joy, making the Eames House an ever-changing collage, a reflection of their life. A prominent feature of the Eames collection was a huge wooden whale over two meters in length, an anonymous work of North American folk art. Charles and Ray Eames were exceptionally fond of the painted object: it occupied a permanent place in the Eames Office and was also used in photo shoots- such as the first photos of the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman.
Eames House Whale
Enrich your interior spaces with this treasured house whale.
|Dimensions||27.5 × 5.5 in|
Hand-Painted., Solid Ash Wood
Made In Switzerland By Vitra
Charles & Ray Eames
Architecture served as an ideology for the Eameses during their decades together; the possibilities of structure and materials were prevalent in their toys, films, exhibition, and pieces of furniture. In the common sense of the term “architecture,” the Eames Office participated in residential and commercial building projects—most of which didn’t develop past the idea or model-building stage. The ideas that progressed further, such as the Eames House, have found a place in history books
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