Architecture and Design Museum

Eames Words
by A+D Museum
Wilshire Boulevard Location

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.

Gold Patron:
bulthaup Los Angeles

Exhibition Concept/Design:
Deborah Sussman, Andrew Byrom

Todd Erlandson
Lara Hoad

Advisor/Audio Visual:
Eames Demetrios

Photography Curator:
Paul Prejza

Creative Consultant:
Eder Cetina of 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

All Coast Construction
Davidson Paint
Michael P. Johnson
Fine Woods

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
Jan Steward
Sussman/Prejza & Company, Inc.
Rolling Greens Nursery
Vidal Herrera
Coffin Couches
Albert Wolsky

Media Partner:
Architect's Newspaper