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Looking back at Charles and Ray Eames
It’s kind of amazing when you think about it, all the things Charles and Ray Eames did. Known for work as diverse as the Eames chair and the short film “Powers of Ten,” they were architects, artists and designers of everything from graphics to toys to textiles, operating out of the Eames Office in Venice, as well as the Case Study house they built in Pacific Palisades in 1949. Their creations are marked by a unique mix of utility and play; “Take your pleasure seriously,” Charles observed.
By David L. Ulin
December 6, 2012