By Leo Parker.

Charles Eames is a name which is synonymous with interior design, and though he lived and created over half a century ago, his pieces are just as relevant to today’s contemporary homes – a testament to the timeless nature of his vision and interior design aesthetic. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1907, Eames is invariably solely credited for his work, but a large proportion of his most iconic and celebrated designs were devised and created alongside his wife, Ray. Together they helped drive forward the modernist movement in furniture design and revolutionized the way in which people approached the design process.

Principally operating during the 1940s, 50s and 60s, Charles Eames furniture defined the generation and, if you think that many of his pieces look familiar, it may be because they are very similar in style to those featured in Mad Men. Check out Charles Eames with his design contemporaries in this very Mad Men-esque photograph.

Eames (second from right) along with his fellow designers, George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia and Jens Risom:

Eames was responsible for much of the 20th century’s most enduring and iconic furniture designs and their appeal is universal – they are to be found in thousands of contemporary style homes in the 21st century. Some of his best and most revered pieces can be seen below:

Charles Eames DCM Chair:

Charles Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman:

Charles Eames RAR Rocking Chair:

Assorted dining chairs:

You can find a selection of Charles Eames furniture at Swivel UK Designer Furniture.

Category: Home, Icons.


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