Essential Eames

Words & Pictures


A collection of observations and quotes and photographs from two pioneers of modern design, Charles and Ray Eames.


ISBN: 9783945852170 Category:

Carla Hartman


Charles and Ray Eames are counted among the leading designers of the twentieth century. Perhaps best known for their furniture designs, the Eameses also made pioneering contributions to the fields of architecture (Eames House, Los Angeles), film (Powers of Ten), exhibitions (“Mathematica”), toys (House of Cards), graphics, and much more. Underlying all this work was a robust and compelling philosophy of design. “Essential Eames: Words and Pictures” draws from their lifetimes of speeches and writings, as well as an archive of nearly one million photographs taken by Charles and Ray Eames and their office staff over the course of four decades of work.

Additional information

Weight 754 g
Dimensions 16.4 x 24 cm
Publisher name Vitra Design Museum GmbH
Publication date 1 January 2018
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.4 x 24 cm
Weight 754 g


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Eames Demetrios is Director of the Eames Office. A maker of over 40 short films on design, Demetrios is also the author of An Eames Primer, 'Geographer-at-Large' for Kcymaerxthaere, his own international project of three-dimensional fiction, and a speaker who has given talks in over 50 countries and appeared on the legendary TED main stage in 2007.

Carla Hartman is Director of Education at the Eames Office. Hartman trained in Museum Studies and subsequently worked at the Denver Art Museum for twelve years, six as master teacher for architecture, design and graphics. As Director of Education at the Eames Office, she leads design camps, curates exhibitions, and co-edited the book 100 Quotes by Charles Eames.