The art works of Lucia Eames are full of moments of joy and reminders of love. Her messages of hope shine through her work and take many forms. Seeing with the Heart may be one of Lucia Eames’ most well-known designs. She turned what was originally a graphic idea into a paperweight citing its added depth, heft, and beautiful smooth edges. The paperweight is made from a study, electro-polished stainless steel and has a near-mirror finish.
Lucia Eames was the beloved only child of American architect and designer Charles Eames, and beloved only step-daughter of designer and painter Ray Eames. Lucia was a designer, an artist, graphic designer, owner of the Eames Office, founder of the Eames Foundation and mother of five.
Inspired by Charles and Ray to test out ideas and design furniture that worked in their own living room so that it would be functional in others’ living spaces, Lucia liked to have several of these Seeing with the Heart paperweights scattered around her own home. As Charles once said, ‘design for someone you love. And that can be you.’ Simple, elegant, and timeless, be it for yourself or a gift for another, this piece would make a beautiful addition to any desk.