“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

A Leg Splint Inspired Charles and Ray Eames' Famous Molded Plywood Lounge Chair
The classic chair developed from a commission for the army.
How to Build an Eames Chair
I know, I know, the Eames Shell Chair is totally ubiquitous, which is part of why this Herman Miller film from the Eames Office...
Charles and Ray Eames on NBC in 1956
When resources are limited, design takes flight.
Modern Megacities Put in Perspective by Charles and Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames's seminal short Powers of Ten dared a generation of students to rethink the scope of urban planning.
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.
Grete Jalk Plywood Chair
1963 was a big one for Grete Jalk.
How-To Design with Patterned Rugs
Decorating with statement rugs is often challenging, so here are some tips and tricks to help guide the process.
How to Design with Pink
The color pink is traditionally associated with many things, including love, luck, and good health; perhaps that's why these...
Modernica's 20th Anniversary Eames Chair
In honor of Modernica's 20th anniversary, the company is releasing a new iteration on the classic mid-century fiberglass shell...
Simple, Not Easy: The Eames Shell Chair
The science and design behind the famous Eames shell chairs is pretty impressive.
How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair
Humanscale's Sacha Burn details what to consider when buying body-conscious seating.
Design Dictionary: Tulip Chair
We take a look back at Eero Saarinen's iconic design—and one of his last.
The History Behind America's Favorite Chair: The Eames Lounge and Ottoman
The molded plywood chair that became an American icon.
Eames Lounge Chair Porn
An unapologetic look at how the classic Eames lounge chair has been featured in Dwell over the years.
A Chair That Shows How Tech and Craft Come Together
Woodworking techniques meet 21st-century production in a bicoastal collaboration.
Bodleian Libraries' Chair Design Competition
Back in September 2012, a UK-wide competition was launched to design a new chair for University of Oxford's historic Bodleian...
Discuss: How Can Design Thinking Serve Politics?
The creative method used by designers to bring their concepts to life can have far-reaching impact.
How to Pitch: Advice from Design Editors
Okay, so you've completed your brilliant home renovation.