Learn about Eames, Charles and Ray

Born in 1907, Charles Eames developed an interest in engineering and architecture, which he studied at Washington University.

In 1929, while traveling in Europe, he was influenced by the Modernist Movement through the works of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Gropius. In 1938 Eames began studying at Cranbrook Academy of Art, sponsored by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen.

There he met his future wife, Ray Kaiser. Ray assisted Eames and Saarinen’s son Eero on projects for ‘The Organic Design in Home Furnishings’ competition at New York Museum of Modern Art, held in 1940, where they won the two first prizes. Their exhibits utilized innovative manufacturing techniques including a method for moulding plywood.

Eames continued working on the plywood moulding technique, and developed the ‘Kazam! Machine’, a press for moulding plywood, which lead to a commission by the US Navy for limb splints.

Now married, the Eames’ continued their work on plywood furniture, including a moulded plywood chair, which won the accolade ‘chair of the century’ from architectural critic, Esther McCoy. more...
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Charles & Ray Eames tulip table & six chairs for Herman Miller, Fibreglass, beige covers, white laminate and polished aluminium, America, c 1960s, table 74 cm high, 120 cm deep, chairs 80 cm high, 62 cm wide, 55 cm deep

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, Aluminium Group conference/dining table, veneer wood top with black trim, raised on a segmented aluminium base, Herman Miller label to the underside of the table

An Eames Herman Miller elliptical oval coffee table, 2005. 223 cm long. (Certificate of authenticity available)

Charles & Ray Eames. Pair of circular side tables. Manufactured by Herman Miller

Charles & Ray Eames. Laminated table and four swivel chairs. Fibreglass and aluminium. Manufactured by Herman Miller. America c1950s

A Charles and Ray Eames LTRT wire base low table designed 1950, manufactored by Herman Miller

Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, circular coffee table in wood and chrome. Height 45 cm. 70 cm diameter

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, a set of three moulded plywood lounge chairs, each with wood base together with a moulded plywood coffee table. Herman Miller label to the underside of one chair, table diameter 87 cm

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, aluminium group circular dining table, with wood laminate top raised on a four point aluminium base, diameter 100 cm

White laminate and chrome dining table by Bill Luke, Melbourne original design attributed to Charles Eames, circa 1945 69.5 x 205 x 113 cm

A Charles & Ray Eames La Fonda coffee table by Herman Miller, H??? D???mm

An Eames square end coffee table by Herman Miller. Height 64 cm. Width 50 cm. Depth 50 cm

An Eames rosewood dining table by Herman Miller. Diameter 120 cm

Charles and Ray Eames, coffee table, with ash composite top raised on an aluminium base. Height 29 cm Diameter 90 cm

Charles Eames (1907-1978), Ray Eames (1912-1998), a seven piece Psc dining suite, designed 1959, comprising a table, six chairs manufactured by Herman Miller, USA, c.1960 cast aluminium, fiberglass, laminex, plastic 120 diameter x 72 cm height table cast m

Charles and Ray Eames, round coffee table, manufactured by Herman Miller, designed 1946. Diameter 86 cm

Charles and Ray Eames, coffee table, manufactured by Herman Miller steel base with white laminate top

Charles and Ray Eames, aluminium group dining table, on brushed aluminium base. Height 74 cm. Diameter 105 cm

A Charles Eames 'Surfboard' coffee table on metal framed cube bases. Length 227 cm

A Charles & Ray Eames coffee table by Herman Miller. Height 42 cm. Diameter 75 cm.