Michael P. Johnson
All Coast Construction
Tibbie Dunbar (Director)
Sarah Lane (Special Programs)
Charles and Ray Eames inspired us to appreciate the world by honoring
"the uncommon beauty of common things."
This exhibit uses Eames words to focus on the lesser-known aspects of their lives, revealing their appreciation of the value of humble objects and useful tools. Their insights about the simple pleasures of daily life will be illustrated with objects and materials available during their lifetimes and contemporary examples from the world around us.
From tumbleweed to strawberries, a bolt of cloth to a keg of nails, to elephants in India and the bread of Scandinavia, the whole world was their canvas.
The technologies they used (and often invented) to record their appreciation, were the most advanced of their time.
The informal "assemblage" will show an aspect of Charles and Ray's lives, which enchanted everyone lucky enough to know them and which, during Pacific Standard Time, will be available to all.
October 1, 2011 - February 20, 2012
Architecture + Design Museum
6032 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036