Charles and Ray Eames on NBC in 1956

By Laure Joliet / Published by Dwell
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When resources are limited, design takes flight. Case in point: this video of Ray and Charles Eames unveiling their iconic molded plastic and molded plywood chairs on NBC in 1956.

Much of their materials and designs were born out of prefabbed elements that had been manufactured during the war. They figured out a new way to put the elements together in order to create affordable design for the masses. In the process they made furniture that absolutely defined an era. Their furniture, simple and comfortable, still hasn't gone out of style.

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Laure Joliet

@laure_joliet

Laure is a Los Angeles–based photographer and design enthusiast. When not contributing to Dwell and Apartment Therapy, she's opening too many tabs in Firefox, baking, gardening and exploring the great outdoors.

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