Charles and Ray Eames
About Charles and Ray Eames
Born 1907 in St Louis Missouri, Charles Eames studied architecture before founding a series practices throughout 1930s.
Ray Eames was born Bernice Alexandra Kaiser in 1912, and grew up in Sacramento, California before moving to New York to studying painting.
The pair met at the Cranbrook Academy’s faculty of arts in 1940 and quickly became an item, marrying the following year. Over the next four decades, the couple produced some of the most innovative and influential designs of the 20th century. Cementing their names as figureheads of America’s Mid-century Modern movement, the couple produced a prolific range of designs including the Eames Lounge Chair (1956), DSW Chair (1950) and Eames House (1949) all of which are still to this day heralded for their innovative use of new materials.