The Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity Inspires Future Generations to Design a Better World

The new non-profit applies the lessons of Ray and Charles Eames to the challenges of today

In the 1960s, Ray and Charles Eames undertook a project for the National Aquarium for which they installed 20 saltwater tanks in their office. The plan exemplified the iconic duo’s brilliant thought processes and went on to inspire the designers to approach their work more sustainably, according to Llisa Demetrios, Chief Curator of the Eames Institute and granddaughter of Ray and Charles Eames. On one hand, the …

Eames Furniture Source Book

A detailed look into the influential furniture created by Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames Furniture Source Book delves into the duo’s stunning designs, innovative use of materials and pioneering spirit. Tracing iconic creations (from their moulded plywood collection to their wire chairs) in addition to prototypes, experiments and study models, the book’s insightful text is accompanied by 350 images. It’s a deep dive into …

Club C 85 Shoes

Reebok has teamed up with the Eames Office to create a sneaker collection inspired by Charles and Ray Eames’ penchant for finding joy through functional furniture. The collection—the first footwear collaboration authorized by Eames—kicks off with a reimagining of the 1985 sneaker, Club C. While the versatile shoe keeps its tongue tags, squared-off window boxes and die-cut tooling to remain faithful to the original, the …