EamesDesigns.com was recently launched by the Eames Office and we’ll have an interview soon with editor Daniel Ostroff. The site is encyclopedic in its reach, covering all things Ray and Charles Eames from their furniture and films to their toys and building designs. Ostroff started the Eames Spotting section after noting how much of their furniture finds it way into current media through film, television, print and advertising.
“I connect Eames designs to this picture in at least two ways,” says Daniel Ostroff. “First, the man is sitting in a chair from the Eames Aluminum Group, while working, drinking coffee, and walking his dog. This fits with how Charles and Ray Eames thought about their designs, in that they hoped that any one of their designs could serve many purposes. For example, the Eames Aluminum Group was originally called “The Indoor Outdoor Group,” because the Eames idea was a chair that could be used indoors or out. And another Eames connection is to the tag line, “Make it happen.” Charles and Ray frequently admonished those around them that ‘ideas are cheap.’ It’s important to not just have an idea, but to ‘make it happen.’”