Marilyn Neuhart

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.”