Charles Eames 1907–1978

Charles Eames was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1907. He studied architecture at Washington University for just two years before leaving school and opening his own firm with Charles M. Gray in 1930. In 1938 he received a fellowship from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan; Eames would later head the industrial design department there. In 1940, he met Ray Kaiser while working with Eero Saarinen on their prize winning molded plywood designs for the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition. They would marry in 1941 and move to California continuing their exploration of traditional design materials, and marking the beginning of several decades of groundbreaking design.

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