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Eames – The Architect & the Painter

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[colored_box color=”yellow”]Charles and Ray Eames revolutionised the world of design with 40 years of iconic creations.[/colored_box]

EAMES, The Architect and the Painter


The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film since their death dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.

Directed by Oscar nominee Bill Jersey and narrated by James Franco, the documentary incorporates interviews with colleagues, historians and friends, archival photographs, television appearances and clips from famous and rarely seen Eames’ films to reveal the visionary ambition beyond the couple’s iconic creations and their impact on contemporary culture.

Described as “a painter that didn’t paint and an architecture school drop-out who never got his license”, their playful and auto-didactic approach to design remains one of the best examples of the idea of design as a perfect combination of beauty and purpose.

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