Monday, 10 December 2012


Ray Eames on Chair photoshoot
Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser Eames from Sacramento, California was a furniture designer, artist, architect, film director, toy builder and innovator of the twentieth century. Her talent and fascination with art and abstraction was evident from an early age. During her formative years Ray participated in the modern art movements and was among the first wave of North American abstract artists.Ray graduated from Bennett Women’s College in Millbrook, New York. On September 1940 she attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan where she met Charles Eames. They were married a year later. Ray created textile designs, two of which were produced by Schiffer Prints, a company that produced textiles by Salvador Dali and Frank Lloyd Wright, covers for Arts and Architecture. Ray died on August 21, 1998, exactly a decade after Charles.

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