Happy New Year Everyone!
I just had the amazing experience of a full Eames immersion at The Oakland Museum of California.
How to describe it? Awe-inspiring.
Tactile meets mechanical mid-century. Beyond beautiful. Playful and brilliant.
The 200+ piece exhibit is beyond expansive and focusses also on the couples’ shared philosophy and designs from the get go.
There are films to watch, sketches to ponder, letters, graphic and 3-D designs to delve into, so give yourself plenty of time...and also air and coffee breaks...at the museum cafe and sculpture gardens.
You’ll leave seeing everything after as art: all pattern and perfect or profound compositions.
Catch it soon. before it's three-year international tour ends: February 18, 2019!
Bart and airport close for out-of-towners:
SFO and OAK.
Want to learn more about Charles and Ray Eames? Check out their official website.
(From top: Floating chairs; tiny childrens' furniture (1945); the lounger experience, assorted arts and architecture magazine cover designs (1942-1945).