We’re excited about the release of the Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey‘s documentary EAMES: The Architect and The Painter. The film offers an in-depth look at the couple’s incredible design legacy. For a peek check out David Foster’s piece over on Discover where he’s posted a trailer from the PBS documentary. And yes, the narrator’s voice does sound familiar – it’s James Franco.
Here we continue our Eames Spotting series where we feature an image from the media that includes a piece of Eames design along with comments from Daniel Ostroff, the editor of EamesDesigns.com.
“The photographer who took this shot and the designer and homeowner who organized the room either deliberately or unconsciously recognized a connection between the work of Charles and Ray Eames and the work of Mies Van Der Rohe. On one side of the desk is the Eames Soft Pad Chair, introduced in 1969. On the other side of the desk is a Mies Van Der Rohe Brno chair, introduced in 1930. Both fit well in this very contemporary 2011 interior, because the designers worked with similar ideas in mind. One of the ideas was expressed by Charles Eames who liked to reference this Mies Van Der Rohe quote, ‘I don’t want to be interesting, I want to be good.’ Here’s to that kind of goodness.”
Daniel Ostroff, EamesDesigns.com