Eames: The Architect and the Painter Film

The Eames Era,” began in the optimistic flush of American victory during World War II, and the global impact of the Eames aesthetic continues to grow unabated today. Now, First Run Features is pleased to present the U.S. Theatrical premiere of Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey’s definitive and unprecedented cinematic foray into the private world of the Renaissance-style studio that Charles and Ray Eames conceived in a cavernous warehouse on a gritty street in Venice Beach, California where design history was born.  Eames: The Architect and the Painter will open at the IFC Center in New York and the Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles on November 18. Click here for more about the film.

If you do not see the video trailer above click here

Ray with a prototype of "The Toy", 1951.

Ray and Charles working on a prototype of the Aluminum Group Lounge Chair, 1957

 The Eames House.

Charles and Ray at home, c. 1970.

All images from Eames: The Architect and the Painter, courtesy First Run Films, Eames Office 


Urban Earthen said...

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Mid-Centuria said...

Thanks for the kind words Julie!