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  1. Design Classic: Eames House Bird
    Rewind

    Design Classic: Eames House Bird

    The small decorative black bird is considered one of the most famous Eames pieces, even though it wasn't designed by Eames at all.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.17.14

  2. Fun With Eames
    Product Reviews

    Fun With Eames

    Are you a lover of everything Eames? The small Berlin based illustration shop Citoyennes has a fun selection of Eames based products. What is not to love about Eames wrapping paper or a rubber...

    written by: Julia Sabot
    03.26.13

  3. Unseen Eames: Films from the Vault
    Dwell on Design

    Unseen Eames: Films from the Vault

    One of the events I'm most excited about at this year's Dwell on Design is Unseen Eames, a half-hour screening of rare and little-seen films from the Eames family archive at 4:00 pm on Friday June...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.21.11

  4. Designer Spotlight: Ray Eames
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    Designer Spotlight: Ray Eames

    Dwell features Eames furniture often, and it can be all too easy to see Charles and Ray Eames as an indivisible unit: they worked together, dressed similarly, and by all accounts had a perfectly...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.05.12

  5. The Eames Bow Tie, designed by Ray!
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    The Eames Bow Tie, designed by Ray!

    Here's a quick follow-up to my recent slideshow last week on the bow ties of modern architects. Little did I realize, until I saw this video, that Ray Eames designed her husband Charles'...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.09

  6. Eames and EMECO on Knockoffs
    Dwell on Design

    Eames and EMECO on Knockoffs

    Gregg Buchbinder, CEO of EMECO, and Eames Demetrios of The Eames Foundation, both experts on authentic modern design, joined Dwell Deputy Editor Jaime Gillin on Sunday, June 24 at Dwell on Design...

    written by: Sara Ost
    06.25.12

  7. Best Eames Videos
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    Best Eames Videos

    Charles and Ray Eames need little introduction. The husband-and-wife team are lions of mid-century design, helping define what mid-century America would look like, feel like, and value. They also...

    03.22.13

  8. The California Museum’s exhibit "Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design"
    Event Spotlight

    The California Museum’s exhibit "Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design"

    February 23, 2013 - February 23, 2014 "Celebrating the centennial of legendary designer Ray Eames, this all-new exhibition is the first to explore the early life and work of the Sacramento nativ...

    written by: Jami Smith
    06.06.13

  9. 10 Inspiring Quotes from the Eames Family
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    10 Inspiring Quotes from the Eames Family

    In 1988, Charles Eames’s only daughter, Lucia, inherited the iconic Eames house in Pacific Palisades, California after the death of her stepmother, Ray. The house—along with Frank Lloyd Wright’s...

    written by: Kerrie Kelly
    03.20.13

  10. Ray Eames 101
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    Ray Eames 101

    In honor of the 101st birthday of Ray Eames last weekend (Happy birthday, Ray!), we present a look back at our past coverage of the design legend.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.17.13

  11. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Charles and Ray Eames
    Profiles

    10 Things You Didn’t Know About Charles and Ray Eames

    Clowns, churches, and an aquarium: Find out how far the boundless curiosity of Ray and Charles Eames stretched.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.23.14

  12. Eames Words
    Event Spotlight

    Eames Words

    The A+D Museum on L.A.’s Museum Row has just opened "Eames Words," named for its highly conceptual, and lexical, approach to the Eames legacy. “The whole idea is based on an...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.12.11

  13. Modern Tower in Michigan
    Houses We Love

    Modern Tower in Michigan

    In northwest Michigan, a vacation retreat boasts a prime vantage point from which to soak up the bucolic scenery.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Steve Keating
    07.01.14

  14. Reader DIY: A Modern Granite Grill
    Home Work

    Reader DIY: A Modern Granite Grill

    We love hearing stories about how our magazine and website have inspired readers to tackle their own modern design projects, at any scale—whether it be a full-blown house or, as featured on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.13.12

  15. A Light-Filled, Nature-Inspired House in Dallas
    House Tours

    A Light-Filled, Nature-Inspired House in Dallas

    A chance encounter led a Dallas couple to a neighborhood where nature is prized as much as design, and houses are built to make the most of both.

    written by: Helen Thompson
    photos by: Caren Alpert
    06.25.14

  16. Zaha Hadid in Central Park
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    Zaha Hadid in Central Park

    In time for the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Week is London-based architect Zaha Hadid's collaboration with Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld to design a pavilion that explores just what it would feel...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.17.08

  17. 10 Minute Interview: Renzo Piano
    Interviews

    10 Minute Interview: Renzo Piano

    I met with Italian architect and Pritzker Prize winner Renzo Piano one week before the official opening of his latest museum project, an addition to the historic Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.19.12

  18. Design Icon: Renzo Piano
    Profiles

    Design Icon: Renzo Piano

    We highlight Italian architect Renzo Piano, winner of the Pritzker Prize and one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.01.14

  19. Jean Prouvé's Design Legacy
    Finishing Touch

    Jean Prouvé's Design Legacy

    An exhibition showcasing the ins and outs of Jean Prouvé’s industrial design aesthetic is the final word on the French master’s legacy.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.09.13

  20. Sneak Peek: Jean Prouvé at Design Miami/Basel
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    Sneak Peek: Jean Prouvé at Design Miami/Basel

    In tandem with Design Miami/Basel this June, Paris Galerie Patrick Seguin will present a prototype of Jean Prouvé’s Maison des Jours Meilleurs (Better Days House).

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.29.13

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