Living with Design

 Ray and Charles Eames

I watched the PBS American Masters Series on Charles and Ray Eames tonight. It is from 2011 but I had not gotten around to watching it until now. I thought I knew about them as designers which I did, however as filmmakers, I did not. Now I want to see their films. Many of them were educational pieces for companies like IBM. It was very interesting and I recommend it. Many of their designs are still in production today.

USPS commemorative stamp set of the Eames' work.

Directing the New Age

The Marshmallow Sofa by George Nelson and Irving Harper for Herman Miller, 1956.

George Nelson was offered the Directorship of The Herman Miller Furniture Company in 1945 following the publication of a book called, Tomorrow's House which he co-authored with Henry Wright. Under Nelson's leadership, mid-20th century design had a home and was allowed to flourish.

The Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI is hosting a retrospective of Nelson's career through October 14, 2012.