Charles Eames

Art

Charles Eames

Art

Nationality: American

Biography:
The sought-after, fun-loving husband-wife team, Ray and Charles Eames are thought to be the most influential designers of the 20th century. The power couple teamed with Hermann Miller in the 60s to mass produce their affordable, utilitarian designs, such as the Management and Executive chairs. Their designs have created the aesthetic the world is accustomed to today. The couple met at Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Charles was working and Ray was studying painting. They were married in 1941 and moved to California. During WWII the Eames were commissioned by the US Navy to use their newly created molded plywood technique to create splints, stretchers and glider shells. After WWII, they were finally able to work through their chair designs with use of molded plywood, and fiberglass-reinforced plastic. Their furniture was geared towards the new American middleclass of the 1940s and 50s, it was easily produced and readily available through Herman Miller.


 

Charles Eames Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
A Pair of Ray and Charles Eames 670 Armchairs and 671 Ottomans, 20th century 31 inches high x 33 in... (Total: 4 Items)
A Pair of Ray and Charles Eames 670 Armchairs and 671 Ottomans, 20th century31 inches high x 33 in... (Total: 4 Items)
Lot 63428
Auction 5225
Sunday, September 13, 2015
$5,000.00
CHARLES EAMES (American, 1907-1978) and RAY KAISER EAMES (1912-1988) Lounge chair and ottoman, 1956 Rosewood veneer, p...
CHARLES EAMES (American, 1907-1978) and RAY KAISER EAMES (1912-1988)Lounge chair and ottoman, 1956Rosewood veneer, p... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 62041
Auction 5186
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
$4,687.50
Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978) and Ray Kaiser Eames (American, 1912-1988) 670 Armchair and 671 Ottoman, designed 1...
Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978) and Ray Kaiser Eames (American, 1912-1988)670 Armchair and 671 Ottoman, designed 1... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 61064
Auction 5252
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
$4,500.00
Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978) and Ray Kaiser Eames (American, 1912-1988) 670 Armchair and 671 Ottoman, design... (...
Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978) and Ray Kaiser Eames (American, 1912-1988)670 Armchair and 671 Ottoman, design... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 79287
Auction 5276
Friday, November 18, 2016
$4,500.00
CHARLES EAMES (American, 1907-1978) and RAY KAISER EAMES (1912-1988) Lounge chair and ottoman, 1956 Rosewood veneer, p...
CHARLES EAMES (American, 1907-1978) and RAY KAISER EAMES (1912-1988)Lounge chair and ottoman, 1956Rosewood veneer, p... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 62043
Auction 5186
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
$4,062.50

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