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SummaryCharles Eames (born as Charles Ormond Eames, Jr in St. Louis, Missouri) was a famous Designer from USA, who lived between June 17, 1907 and August 21, 1978. He became 71 years old.
BiographyCharles Ormond Eames, Jr was the nephew of St. Louis architect William S. Eames. By the time he was 14 years old, while attending high school, Charles worked at the Laclede Steel Company as a part-time laborer, where he learned about engineering, drawing, and architecture (and also first entertained the idea of one day becoming an architect).
Together with his wife Ray Eames (born as Bernice Alexandra in Kaiser) is Charles Eames have been one of the most influential figures in American modern design, "he gave shape to America's Twentieth Century."
Charles Eames studied architecture at The Washington University, St. Louis. Louis, from 1924 to 1926 without graduating. From 1925 to 1927 he worked for the architects of Trueblood and Graf. He traveled in 1929 in Europe, where he came in contact with modernist buildings, theories of the Modern Movement. When he returned to the United States, he founded Architects Gray and Eames. His work in the 1930s included many projects of various kinds such as furniture, ceramics, textiles and architecture. His major works during this period John Phillip Meyer Residence St. Louis (1935 to 1938).
1936, Charles Eames chair, Department of Experimental Design at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, a prestigious institution in American design, led by Eliel Saarinen. At Cranbrook Eames came to study further and also teach. There, he met Ray Kaiser, and Eero Saarinen, he came to work with. 1941 he moved with new wife Ray Kaiser to California and he came to work for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
1945 Eames was engaged in the Case Study House Program sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, and was organized by John Entenza. The project involved a group of architects were designing cheap houses with standardized industrially produced building materials. The project was Charles Eames house 1947th The house called'' Case House No. 8'' and is located in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles (203 North Chautauqua Boulevard). The house is one of the most important works of modern architecture's most important works. It was constructed with prefabricated materials and construction techniques that would otherwise present in the plant production. With its exposed steel structure Eames house is considered to be a pioneer and role model for the recent high-tech architecture.
Eames designed a series of classic furniture, including Eames Lounge Chair 670 (1956) is considered the most outstanding.
Eames continued to work as an architect until the mid-1960s, and then came to focus on furniture design, film and exhibitions.
Zodiac etc.He is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 16 quotes who is written / told by Charles, under the main topic Design.
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Source / external links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Eames
Famous quotes by Charles Eames (16)
"We work because it's a chain reaction, each subject leads to the next"
"To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need"
"The real questions are: Does it solve a problem? Is it serviceable? How is it going to look in ten years?"
"The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life"
"It makes me feel guilty that anybody should have such a good time doing what they are supposed to do"
"It is not easy to do something good, but it is extremely difficult to do something bad"
"It is almost impossible to reconcile self expression with the creative act"
"In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route"
"Ideas are cheap. Always be passionate about ideas and communicating those ideas and discoveries to others in the things you make"
"Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se"
"Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose"
"Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world"