Charles Eames

Charles Eames comincia la carriera di designer molto in età adoscelenziale lavorando già a 14 anni presso gli studi della Laclede Steel Company.

Il suo percorso accademico avvine poi negli USA dove studia architettura alla Washington University a St. Louis. L sua modernità è sin da subito molto accesa, tanto che propone  lo studio dell'opera di Frank Lloyd Wright. Tuttavia la sua avanguardia non vinee compresa e questo studio lo porta ad essere espulso dalla facoltà in quanto "troppo moderno". 

La sua attività di designer è fortemente influenzata dall'architetto finlandese Eero Saarinen con il quale condivide svariate esperienze professionali.

Nel 1938 si sposta nel Michigan, dove studia architettura presso la facoltà di Cranbrook, Academy of Art. Qui, oltre a diventare professore, successivamente diventa anche direttore del dipartimento di Disegno industriale.

Nel 1941 partecipa e vince con Eero Saarinen, il concorso per il MoMA di New York per "Organic Design in Home Furnishing" (Design organico nell'arredamento domestico). Il loro progetto mostra un nuovo comcetto per il mobile in legno, con l'utilizzo di compensato in legno curvato. Questo progetto è una pritra miliare nel design moderno.

Nel 1941 sposa Ray Kaiser, pittrice, con la quale successivament condividerà anche la sua vita professionale. Dopo il matrimonio si sposta a Los Angeles in California, dove fonda con la moglie lo studio degli "Eames". Alla fine degli anni '40 lo studio viene coinvolto nella sperimentazione delle Case Study Houses di edilizia residenziale. Questi progetti danno vita a numerose case all'avanguardia che successivamente verrano indentificate come i primi esempi di high-tech nell'edilizia moderna.

La progettazione dello studio Eames non i limita all'architettura ma abbraccia anche cinema e design. Lo studio inoltre ricevette svariti premi fra cui: il Kaufmann International Design Award nel 1961, il 25 Year American Institute of Architects Award nel 1977, il Queen's Gold Medal for Architecture nel 1979.

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Its sculptural design, ideal for a reading armchair, was a vanguard project. Unfortunately, for reasons related to manufacturing techniques, the chair never went into production. Only after 1950 it was possible to mass-produce and market shells of organic form, such as those of the famous Plastic Armchair by Charles and Ray Eames or the Saarinen Tulip Chair.

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DSR H

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The 'Eiffel Tower' base of the DSR (Dining Height Side Chair Rod Base) chair, an intricate and graceful construction in steel wire, combines light and elegant shapes with a structural resistance. The organic-shaped plastic seat is available in various colors and coating options, allowing this classic Charles and Ray Eames badge to adapt to a wide range of individual needs and preferences.

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DAW H

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The model is inspired by DAW and RAR design. The most popular items in the Eames range, designed during the 1950s, include DSW (Dining Side Wood), DSR (Eiffel Side Rod), DAW (Dining Armchair Wooden) and RAR (Rocking Armchair Rod). The Eames chairs have an unmatched and immediately recognizable appeal. They are designed with comfort in mind and offer a perfect, timeless mix of form and function, between lightness and elegance. The Eames are still considered among the most influential figures in modern design.

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EIFFELL

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The DAR chair (Dining Height Armchair Rod Base) stands out from the others for an unmistakable classic design that combines elegant shapes, light and structural strength in the complex formation in steel wire of its base called "Eiffel Tower", inspired by the famous Parisian icon. Available in many different color combination. You can customize the chair.

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ROCKSTAR

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This rocking chair is molded in colored plastic and sits atop an innovative chrome-plated wire base and two arched maple beams that provide its delicate movement. The design of the seat is perfect for any type of environment and is perfectly suited to the daily lifestyle of all families.

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CHAISE LOUNGE CHAIR

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The architects and designers Charles and Ray Eames designed La Chaise in 1948 for a competition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, inspired by "FigureFloating", a sculpture by Gaston Lachaise.
La Chaise is a real "sitting sculpture" of great elegance and sinuosity, which allows numerous sitting positions depending on the different angles and inclinations of the posture. Its structure, of organic inspiration, creates sinuous lines and curves that determine a space of movement through which the viewer loses his gaze, imagining to move through the chair. The chair has long been established as a "classic icon" of organic and modern design.

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