Tuesday, August 4, 2009

building shape

When I think of the most basic tenants of design I always come back to the work of Charles and Ray Eames. Now these pieces have always confused me - they look not so much designed but sculpted-maybe willful? Upon researching them I found out that Ray designed them specifically for the waiting rooms at Time Life Inc. They were to serve as side tables as well as stools. They actually are made out of three separate pieces of turned wood but the upper and lower are the same and the middle is a variant. So while looking a little "un-eamesy", the fabrication process has all the ear marks of a rigorous Eames project.

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