Best Seat in the House

Posted February 13, 2014
A very good survey article published in The Smithsonian Magazine in 1999

 

 

Reproduced here  courtesy of its writer, Doug Stewart, author of the 2010 book, THE BOY WHO WOULD BE SHAKESPEARE.

Excerpt:  “From the 1940s to the 1970s, Charles and Ray Eames, the husband-and-wife team best known for their chairs, worked out of an anonymous former trolley-car shop in a seedy section of Venice, California.  Their studio was a reflection of their fascinations:  lathes and power saws competed for space with antique dolls, light tables heaped with slides of pastries and traffic signs, piles of cameras and lenses, and jammed in with everything else, more than a dozen fish tanks.”

Click HERE to read the entire, illustrated article.