Friday, June 27, 2008
The USPS 2008 stamp collection includes a set in recognition of design duo Eames.
Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912–1988) Eames were American designers who made major contributions in many fields of design including industrial design, furniture design, art, graphic design, film and architecture.
Their iconic status is due to their ability to introduce new materials, new shapes, and technology to the American masses. After WWII and into the mid 20th century, Charles & Ray Eames invented products that defined the mood of the American public...There was a social obsession with 'the future', technology, color, and playfulness that was born out of being in years of war. In a sense, Charles & Ray Eames became the voice of a new generation.
Most of the Eames furniture collection is still in production. You can find the famed Eames lounge chair and ottoman and much more at www.hemanmiller.com