Since I started visiting the homes of modern families, I have found that without a doubt ONE duo of designers had the greatest influence on 20th century design. Hailing from the west coast of the United States, Charles and Ray Eames designed furniture for over 40 years. Launched by a model in moulded plywood with angled legs which the American Marine ordered by the thousand, the Eames duo was at the vanguard in exploiting new materials such as fibreglass. Their various chair and armchair models are without a doubt the bestsellers of more than a generation. They offered alternative lines and base finishings and their strength was to to combine functionality, aesthetics and durability from the bedroom through the dining room to the living room. Manufactured in series by Herman Miller, Eames chairs have furnished all spaces, from offices to the most chic of New York’s restaurants. And here are a few models I found for you. I have a little thing about the orange “La Fonda” of the time.
La Fonda (1961), the DKW (wooden base) and the RAR (rocker)