Charles Eames

Original 1956 commercial for the Eames lounge chair

Article: Original 1956 commercial for the Eames lounge chair

To accompany the debut of the now-iconic Eames Lounge Chair in 1956 designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company, this commercial aired on NBC. To the soundtrack of a playful piano, the film demonstrates in a stop motion manner, the utilitarian assembly and construction of their lounger that reflected the…

The Story of Eames

Article: The Story of Eames

Even before the Mad Men-induced resurgence of Gimlets and Sidecars, of snug-fitting ‘wiggle’ dresses and modern-era typography, people have loved, collected, enthused over and most importantly sat in Charles Eames’ furniture for the last 60 years. You can find it in nearly every scene of the show, but you can also find it in plenty of homes across the world, and not just as that expensive chair mom won’t let you use, but as practical, functional items of daily use. Eames himself said, “If it isn’t functional, it isn’t beautiful.”

Classic Herman Miller TV ads

Article: Classic Herman Miller TV ads

Hey, it’s me the resident design and furniture nerd over on SUNfiltered. You’d feel really sad for me if you realized what great pleasure discovering these classic Herman Miller commercials over on Grassroots Modern. Herman Miller is the American manufacturer who brought the world the designs of Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi…

The Visual Acoustics of Julius Schulman

Article: The Visual Acoustics of Julius Schulman

If the name Julius Shulman doesn’t immediately ring a bell, what about names like Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig, or Mies Van der Rohe? Julius Shulman documented them all. But he did more than just take pictures of famous buildings.