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Happy Birthday Charles Eames

Happy Birthday Charles Eames
Happy Birthday Charles Eames, Ray and Charles Eames. Image © Eames Office
Ray and Charles Eames. Image © Eames Office

Today Charles Eames - the taller half of modernism's greatest power couple, Charles & Ray Eames - would have turned 107. Although perhaps best known for their furniture design (particularly the Eames Lounge & Shell Chairs), the couple is well known in architectural circles for the home they designed in 1945 and subsequently lived in: the Eames House (or Case Study House No. 8, as it was part of the Arts & Architecture magazine's "Case Study" program).

In honor of Charles Eames' birthday, we've rounded up some fantastic videos: produced by the Eames themselves, HOUSE (a tour of their home) and Powers of Ten (their 1977 exploration of the universe's magnitudes), this 1956 clip of the pair's first TV appearance, a video of the construction of the Shell Chair and, at the Vitra Campus, the Eames Loungethe TED Talk delivered by the pair's grandson, and the trailer to The Architect & The Painter (the must-watch documentary on the pair's lives). See all the videos after the break!

Films by Charles & Ray Eames

Manufacturing the Chairs

The Power Couple

In need of more Eames? Check out this page to rediscover the Eames House and read articles on the Eames written by Guy Horton, Alexandra Lange and more!

Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "Happy Birthday Charles Eames" 17 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/516960/happy-birthday-charles-eames/> ISSN 0719-8884