Designers Charles and Ray Eames are well-known for their iconic furniture designs, architecture, textile design, product design, graphic design, toy design, film, and photography. They may be most well-known for their Eames lounge chair and their molded plywood and fiberglass furniture that was both technologically innovative for the 1950’s as well as designed to stand the test of time. Their home in Pacific Palisades, built in 1949 is still revered as a landmark of modern architecture.
The book "Eames: Beautiful Details" is authored by the Eames, and details their life and work, from their refined designs to their innovative experiments, and even including images depicting the everyday poetic moments of their lives.
The book was inspired by Charles's legendary slideshows, in which he selected and grouped images together that communicated information in an aesthetic, direct, and accessible way. The amazing slipcovered book strives to visually recreate the Eameses' life and work by taking the viewer through a delightful journey, focusing on their "beautiful details." The Eameses brought a sense of humor and joy to everything they created, and the design and layout of the book aims to convey that spirit in a visual feast for the eyes.
The 400+ page book is available here.