Computer House of Cards

DATE - 1970

The Computer House of Cards date back to the IBM Pavilion during the 1970 World’s Fair in Osaka, Japan. 

Eames Computer House of Cards

The Eames Office created the Eames Computer House of Cards as souvenirs for IBM’s guests. The cards were printed once, for that occasion alone, which makes them an extremely rare and desirable collectors’ item for Eames enthusiasts and technology buffs around the world.

Charles and Ray’s inspiration for the cards came from their work on the film, A Computer GlossaryThey use the same playing-card format as seen in the original House of Cards. 

The photographs—shot up close and in stunning detail—exhibit the diversity and rich imagery of a computer’s inner and outer workings. They also mark a specific point in our technological history, as the Eameses made the images before the invention of the computer chip.

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