The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, perhaps the signature piece by the legendary design team of Charles and Ray Eames, is an icon of the 20th Century. In these movies, filmmaker Eames Demetrios not only takes you inside the factory and shows you how it is built, he underscores the seamless continuity between the designers’ original vision and the chair’s manufacture today. The New York Times called 670/671 (the first film on this disk) “a short but riveting documentary” (Roberta Smith, NYT). Six films all together, plus bonus features (83 minutes total).
How We Make the Eames Lounge Chair DVD
The engineering of a timeless piece of style and comfort.
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Charles & Ray Eames
Above their role as furniture designers, Charles and Ray were communicators and educators. Museum exhibitions and World’s Fairs were avenues for the Eameses to reach the public masses, teaching about varied subjects like mathematics, technology, design, astronomy, geography, time, and culture. In all locations as well as within the walls of 901 Washington Boulevard, the films they made played a large part in their philosophy and design process. Whether the films were made for IBM, as proposals for airports, national aquariums or an exploration of patterns on a blacktop, the films by Charles and Ray Eames are some of the greatest tools they have left for us.
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