First Wednesday Art Talk – Design for Life: Charles & Ray Eames
1400 Fifth Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Design for Life: Charles and Ray Eames
Their chairs are classics of modern design, but the innovative husband and wife team, Charles and Ray Eames, also made groundbreaking contributions to architecture, industrial design, documentary filmmaking, and design thinking. From their studio in Los Angeles, Charles and Ray developed a design philosophy that continues to resonate with 21st century designers. Docent Speaker: Avril Angevine
At the Oakland Museum October 13, 2018–February 17, 2019:
Fueled by their belief in design as a way of life, the innovative husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames were two of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. Go beyond their most well-known designs in this intimate and inspiring exhibition portraying their legacy and lives in California. The Eameses—who founded The Eames Office—valued knowledge and discovery, embraced the joy of trial and error, and saw no separation between life and work. The Oakland Museum’s exhibition, will offer multi-media installations, films, rare prototypes, photography, furniture, toys, products, as well as personal letters, drawings, and artwork, discover the story of the Eameses from a fresh perspective. Explore the breadth of their work across many fields in this interactive exhibition that brings their ideas and playful spirit to life.