Review: The (wonderful) World of Charles and Ray Eames

Promotion for the show in the Silk Street entrance of the Barbican Centre
Promotion for the show in the Silk Street entrance of the Barbican Centre

There is a great new show at the Barbican Art Gallery: The World of Charles and Ray Eames opened this week, and runs until 14 February. It is curated by Catherine Ince (@InceCatherine) in collaboration with the still extant Office Charles and Ray Eames (@eamesoffice), which kindly allowed me to use a wonderful Eames’ sketch (‘The area of appropriate practice [for design]’) in my ‘What is Web Design?’ book. The Eames were some of the greatest designers of the Twentieth Century – coming to the fore at the height of America’s ambition and power – for their experimentation with materials and processes, breadth of work (from furniture design to film), thinking about design, and general humanism. #worldofeames [Also posted to Facebook]

Published by Nico Macdonald

Communication, facilitation and consultancy around design and technology

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