The Design Genius of Ray and Charles Eames



In my Advanced Graphic Design class our current project is to design a set of playing cards. The first task for the project is we have to develop a theme for the playing cards. One idea I had was to use some of the design chairs that were most famous in design history. Whenever I think of great chair designs the Eames duo always comes to my mind. Ray and Charles Eames were known for their iconic style and innovation in their designs. I remember watching their grandson Demetrios talk on TED which was really refreshing and insightful (the video above).

One can’t really define an “Eames style”. Why? Because they practiced design in the purest sense: they solved the problem through innovation and relentless testing. They let the function of the object determine its form.

If you haven’t seen their video Powers of 10 you definitely need to give it a watch:

Via The Mid—Century Modernist


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