October 1, 2011 to February 19, 2012 |

Eames World

Statement

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. 

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EAMES WORDS Gold Patron: bulthaup Los AngelesExhibition Concept/Design: Deborah Sussman, Andrew ByromArchitecture: Todd Erlandson, Lara HoadAdvisor/Audio Visual: Eames DemetriosPhotography Curator: Paul PrejzaCreative Consultant: Eder Cetina of Los Angeles Art Collective‘Ray’s Table’: Tina BeebeConsulting Curator: Daniel OstroffProject Manager: Ariana VardiGraphics Production: Olson VisualFabrication Coordinators: Michael Grosswendt, Michael P. JohnsonFabrication: All Coast Construction, Davidson Paint, Michael P. Johnson, Fine Woods, Sherwin-WilliamsProduction: Emily Booher, Mahetzi Hernandez, William Larsen, Andrew Obermeyer, LJ Roxas, Corey Ruppert, Jim Simmons, Gene Treadwell, Randy Walker, Alex WebbExhibition 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 WolskyMedia Partner: Architect’s NewspaperArticle found on the Eames world exhibit connection to the J. Paul Getty trust Pacific Standard Time Project
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