For the first time, the words of Charles and Ray Eames will be the lens of an exhibit at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles from October 1st to January 16th, enveloping the visitor in a 21st century typographic ‘surround’. Their philosophy of design and life will be explored through Eames’ quotes, shown graphically (as well as live on film), and complemented by the display of unexpected everyday objects, ranging from food to a keg of nails, to an inter-active digital experience. Their appreciation of humble objects is a special gift to the world – during their lifetimes and continuing today. Generations of designers and the public have been affected by their appreciation of the joys of daily life. More information on the event after the break.
‘The role of the designer,’ said Charles Eames, ‘is that of a very good, thoughtful host, all of whose energy goes into trying to anticipate the needs of his guests.’ This exhibition provides a glimpse into the Eames’ daily lives and work from this key perspective. In this sense, the ‘first voice’ of Charles and Ray will be experienced by all visitors, who value their famous contributions in furniture, film, toys and exhibits.
Eames Designs: The Guest Host Relationship is a part of the city-wide Pacific Standard Time initiative. Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time will take place for six months beginning October 2011.
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