Charles & Ray Eames

Designer Charles Ray Eames

"Eventually everything connects — people, ideas, objects… the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se." - Charles Eames

Charles Eames (1907–1978) studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis and opened his own office together with Charles M. Gray in 1930. In 1935 he founded another architectural firm with Robert T. Walsh. After receiving a fellowship in 1938 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, he moved to Michigan and assumed a teaching position in the design department the following year. In 1940, he and Eero Saarinen won first prize for their joint entry in the competition "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" organized by the New York Museum of Modern Art. During the same year, Eames became head of the department of industrial design at Cranbrook, and in 1941 he married Ray Kaiser. 

Ray Eames, née Bernice Alexandra Kaiser (1912–1988) attended the May Friend Bennett School in Millbrook, New York, and continued her studies in painting under Hans Hofmann through 1937. During this year she exhibited her work in the first exhibition of the American Abstract Artists group at the Riverside Museum in New York. She matriculated at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1940 and married Charles Eames the following year. 

Together, Charles and Ray Eames went on to create some of the most significant and iconic designs of the 20th century still in production today.

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Soft Pad Group Chair

Designer Charles & Ray Eames
Manufacturer Vitra

A 1960s office chair by Charles & Ray Eames, the Soft Pad Group Chair's dignified presence has secured its place in management areas the world over

£2,250.00

Soft Pad Group Chair
Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra
Starting at £2,700

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Aluminium Group Chair

Designer Charles & Ray Eames
Manufacturer Vitra

The enduring features of the Eames Aluminium Group Chair ensure it slots seamlessly into contemporary office spaces

£1,683.33

Aluminium Group Chair
Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra
Starting at £2,020

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Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman

Designer Charles & Ray Eames
Manufacturer Vitra

From Charles Eames humble suggestion to create an updated English club chair, the Eames Lounge Chair has become a classic in the history of modern furniture

£5,583.33

Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra
Starting at £6,700

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Eames DSR Plastic Side Chair

Designer Charles & Ray Eames
Manufacturer Vitra

Few chairs are as universally recognisable as the Eames' DSR Plastic Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra; a true modernist classic that adds colour and character to any space

£212.50

Eames DSR Plastic Side Chair
Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra
Starting at £256

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Eames DAW Plastic Armchair

Designer Charles & Ray Eames
Manufacturer Vitra

The Eames DAW Plastic Armchair is a mid-century icon in a range of eye-catching colours, manufactured by Vitra.

£387.50

Eames DAW Plastic Armchair
Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra
Starting at £466

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Eames DSW Plastic Side Chair

Designer Charles & Ray Eames
Manufacturer Vitra

The instantly recognisable Eames DSW plastic chair epitomises the playful functionality of mid-century design

£308.33

Eames DSW Plastic Side Chair
Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra
Starting at £370

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Hang It All Coat Rack

Designer Charles & Ray Eames
Manufacturer Vitra

Hang It All by Charles & Ray Eames is a playful mid-century spin on a traditional coat rack

£195.84

Hang It All Coat Rack
Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra
Starting at £235

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Eames Coffee Table

Designer Charles & Ray Eames
Manufacturer Vitra

At once simple and elegant the modern reissue of the Eames Coffee Table evokes the spirit of Charles and Ray Eames's early one-off pieces

£1,266.67

Eames Coffee Table
Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra
Starting at £1,520

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Eames RAR Rocking Chair

Designer Charles & Ray Eames
Manufacturer Vitra

The instantly recognisable Eames RAR Rocking Chair is a Modernist classic for the home

£420.83

Eames RAR Rocking Chair
Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra
Starting at £505

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Eames House Bird

Designer Charles & Ray Eames
Manufacturer Vitra

Based on a treasured artefact belonging to Charles and Ray Eames, the House Bird has come to be known as a playful emblem of modern design

£129.17

Eames House Bird
Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra
Starting at £155

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