Dec 20, 2011

Merry Christmas from a couple of legends

A Christmas card from Ray and Charles Eames
Last night for their season finale, the PBS series American Masters aired a new documentary about the work and lives of Charles and Ray Eames, called "America's most important and influential American designers" in the PBS description--a claim I'd be hard pressed to argue with. Watch the trailer for the film here:

Bob Wirth
There's a brief shot of the two working around what looks for all the world like Ward Kimball's train room, though I'm pretty sure that's just a coincidence of layout and fun functional organization. Who knows. Most famous for their eponymous chair, the couple did much more than that, and if you don't already know them, you should. Everything about this pair seems stimulating.

Also displayed are two other holiday cards that were sent to the couple, from the collection of the Library of Congress:
Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock


patrick mate said...

Merry Christmas Jenny and happy new year,I so love to see you when I can, in this gigantic Dreamworks beehive.All my best wishes for 2012

Snow White Archive said...

An extraordinary couple, extraordinary visionaries.