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CHARLES EAMES (USA, 1907 - 1978) & RAY EAMES (USA, 1912 - 1988) for Vitra....

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CHARLES EAMES (USA, 1907 - 1978) & RAY EAMES (USA, 1912 - 1988) for Vitra. Stool "Time Life", model A. Designed in 1960 for Rockefeller Centre, New York. Solid walnut. Manufactured by Vitra. Certificate included. Exhibition model. Minimal signs of wear. Time Life stool model designed by the Eames couple, whose suggestive turned shaft structure has given them alternative names such as "chess pieces". They allow versatile use as a seat or side table. Charles and Ray Eames, a married couple and artistic couple, worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film, and are responsible for numerous designs that have become classics of the 20th century. Charles Eames studied architecture for two years at the University of Washington, then began his career working in a studio on residential housing projects. In 1938 he moved to Cranbrook, Michigan, to continue studying architecture and design at the city's Academy of Art. He would eventually teach there, heading the industrial design department. Together with Eero Saarinen, the son of his teacher Eliel Saarinen, he designed the trophy for the Organic Design Award, given by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1941, after divorcing his first wife, he married his colleague at Cranbrook, Ray Kaiser. Together they settled in Los Angeles, where they would remain for the rest of their lives. In the late 1940s, Ray and Charles designed their home together, known as the "Eames House," now considered a masterpiece of modern architecture. In the 1950s the couple continued to work in architecture and furniture design, pioneering the use of new techniques and materials such as fiberglass and plastic resin in the manufacture of chairs. They are currently represented in the Design Museum in London and the MoMA in New York, among many others.

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CHARLES EAMES (USA, 1907 - 1978) & RAY EAMES (USA, 1912 - 1988) for Vitra. Stool "Time Life", model A. Designed in 1960 for Rockefeller Centre, New York. Solid walnut. Manufactured by Vitra. Certificate included. Exhibition model. Minimal signs of wear. Time Life stool model designed by the Eames couple, whose suggestive turned shaft structure has given them alternative names such as "chess pieces". They allow versatile use as a seat or side table. Charles and Ray Eames, a married couple and artistic couple, worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film, and are responsible for numerous designs that have become classics of the 20th century. Charles Eames studied architecture for two years at the University of Washington, then began his career working in a studio on residential housing projects. In 1938 he moved to Cranbrook, Michigan, to continue studying architecture and design at the city's Academy of Art. He would eventually teach there, heading the industrial design department. Together with Eero Saarinen, the son of his teacher Eliel Saarinen, he designed the trophy for the Organic Design Award, given by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1941, after divorcing his first wife, he married his colleague at Cranbrook, Ray Kaiser. Together they settled in Los Angeles, where they would remain for the rest of their lives. In the late 1940s, Ray and Charles designed their home together, known as the "Eames House," now considered a masterpiece of modern architecture. In the 1950s the couple continued to work in architecture and furniture design, pioneering the use of new techniques and materials such as fiberglass and plastic resin in the manufacture of chairs. They are currently represented in the Design Museum in London and the MoMA in New York, among many others.

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