Renowned designers Charles and Ray Eames are amongst the greatest of the 20th century. They are most well known for their groundbreaking and iconic furniture designs, but they also created important, creative, experimental, and beautiful work in the areas of architecture, exhibit design, textile design, product design, graphic design, toy design, film, and photography. Their distinctly postwar American enthusiasm and openness to the world around them gave them free license to explore work in many disciplines.
This book celebrates the seamlessness and fluidity in which they operated as both a husband-and-wife and design team unrestricted by traditional professional boundaries. They brought a sense of innocence and playfulness to the design process, as well as a tremendous love and discipline in all they created. Augmenting the abundant visual images are quotes and essays by the Eames family, including Charles and Ray Eames, Lucia Eames, Carla Hartman, Byron Atwood, Lucia Dewey Atwood, Eames Demetrios, and Llisa Demetrios.
Unlike any other book published on the Eameses before, this unique and sumptuous monograph is a visual celebration of their work and their life and is destined to become a collector's item. The packaging design of the slipcase is a pattern inspired by the triangles and colors of one of their most inventive if lesser-known designs for children called simply "the toy."