“They give shape to America’s 20th century – It all began with the chair… For four decades, 901 Washington boulevard in Venice Beach, California was one of the most creative addresses on earth. Dozen of gifted young designers cut their teeth within the walls of his studio… They were introducing people to ways of looking at the world differently” – Can’t wait to see the documentary! “the first film to be made about Charles and Ray Eames since their deaths.” The Trailer (below) already put me in the mood!
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life — from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age — has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.