EAMES WORDS

October 1, 2011 to February 19, 2012

This exhibit used the words of Charles and Ray Eames to focus on the lesser-known aspects of their lives, revealing their appreciation of the value of humble objects and useful tools.

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Charles and Ray Eames inspired us to appreciate the world by honoring “the uncommon beauty of common things.”

This exhibit used the words of Charles and Ray Eames to focus on the lesser-known aspects of their lives, revealing their appreciation of the value of humble objects and useful tools. Their insights about the simple pleasures of daily life were illustrated with objects and materials available during their lifetimes and contemporary examples from the world around us.

From tumbleweed to strawberries, a bolt of cloth to a keg of nails, to elephants in India and the bread of Scandinavia, the whole world was their canvas. The technologies they used (and often invented) to record their appreciation, were the most advanced of their time.

The informal “assemblage” showed an aspect of Charles and Ray’s lives that enchanted everyone lucky enough to know them.

 

EAMES WORDS
Gold Patron
bulthaup Los Angeles

Exhibition Concept/Design
Deborah Sussman
Andrew Byrom

Architecture
Todd Erlandson
Lara Hoad

Advisor/Audio Visual
Eames Demetrios

Photography Curator
Paul Prejza

Creative Consultant
Eder Cetina
Los Angeles Art Collective

‘Ray’s Table’
Tina Beebe

Consulting Curator
Daniel Ostroff

Project Manager
Ariana Vardi

Graphics Production
Olson Visual

Fabrication Coordinators
Michael Grosswendt
Michael P. Johnson

Fabrication
All Coast Construction
Davidson Paint
Michael P. Johnson, Fine Woods
Sherwin-Williams

Production
Emily Booher
Mahetzi Hernandez
William Larsen
Andrew Obermeyer
LJ Roxas
Corey Ruppert
Jim Simmons
Gene Treadwell
Randy Walker
Alex Webb

Exhibition Contributors
Army Trucks Inc.
B.Black & Sons
California State University Long Beach
Canters Delicatessen
Lucia Eames
Eames Office
Force Fin
Herman Miller
David Hertsgaard
International Silks & Woolens
Brian Magedman/Magedman Modern
Media Arts Lab
Victoria Mihich
MJM Graphics
Modern Bite
The Patel Family
Paula and Harihar Roa
SkateLab
Jan Steward
Sussman/Prejza & Company, Inc.
Rolling Greens Nursery
Vidal Herrera, Coffin Couches
Albert Wolsky

Media Partner
Architect’s Newspaper

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