Tag: Charles Eames

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses
03-12-2019 No Comments

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses

The most varied study on American modernist houses, with the best examples of this popular architectural style worldwide. The Mid-Century Modern (American architectural modernism) is one of the most celebrated architectural styles of all time. Frequently characterized by open spaces, swimming pools, sunken living rooms and masonry fireplaces, this golden stage of architecture and design is especially linked to the […]

Egg Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo
14-06-2019 No Comments

Egg Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo

When crossing the door of the Radisson SAS, hotel, on the bustling Vesterbrogade avenue, something strange happens. Time seems suspended. On the other side of the street, the Tivoli faces its dreamlike exuberance to the strict geometry that Arne Jacobsen drew for his tower in the Center of Copenhagen. But in the lobby of the Radisson, everything seems to respond […]

Ant Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo
24-05-2019 No Comments

Ant Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo

Arne Jacobsen considered himself, above all, an architect. But the transcendence of his furniture has made him recognized as an industrial designer, something he always tried to escape. Jacobsen believed that design, architecture and the arts could function as a whole, according to the ideas of gesamtkunstwerk. This ideal of artistic synthesis led him to design the chair 3100 for […]

Dis-cover | Sergio de Miguel
27-04-2018 No Comments

Dis-cover | Sergio de Miguel

Since seekers of effective surprises our creative capacity can remain reduced by the existence of too many caps of information. Impeded by a dense coverage of unconscious hypotheses, inherited concepts and not expressed ideas. Only we manage to liberate ourselves in an effective way when, from the practice of a lateral thought, we are capable of preventing the preconceived valuations, […]

Cristina Aparicio · Cleoveo, bio articles that grow with your baby
19-04-2018 No Comments

Cristina Aparicio · Cleoveo, bio articles that grow with your baby

In this new delivery of beacon, we continue knowing the projects in which there have embarked and focused some of our companions. Because of it today we move up to Valladolid to know Cristina Aparicio, who decided to found Cleoveo, his own project inside the textile sector, and focused on the infantile mode. This arquitecta, licensed in 2004 by the High […]

The Bunshaft case. Notes on the fragility | José Antonio Sumay Rey
13-03-2017 No Comments

The Bunshaft case. Notes on the fragility | José Antonio Sumay Rey

Few cases there is more paradigmatic on the question of the conservation of the modern architecture that the case Bunshaft. Rough man and of few words, Gordon Bunshaft (1909-1990) is known internationally by the Lever House (1952) and by his work in the signature Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) where it would develop all his career until 1979. His work is […]

Transformar, intervenir, modificar, adaptar… ¿copiar? | Elías Cueto
13-05-2016 195 Comments

Transformar, intervenir, modificar, adaptar… ¿copiar? | Elías Cueto

En una fugaz conversación con Magdalena surgió este tema de la originalidad de los diseños, de cómo y hasta dónde copiar, de lo significativo de un diseño por sus antecedentes y sus referencias… Un ejemplo: 1-380 de Horgenglarus. El fabricante suizo ha desarrollado una gran cantidad de sillas caracterizadas por su diseño contenido y poco provocador. El modelo Classic 1-380 […]

Lynch and the Eames | Jorge Gorostiza
08-01-2016 No Comments

Lynch and the Eames | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago I published a post on the relation between the filmmaker David Lynch and the architect Lloyd Wright, and last different year about Billy Wilder and the Eames. Now the relation is between Lynch and the above mentioned. In the interview of 1997, which it was mentioning in the post before mentioned, Kathrin Spohr was asking him […]

From the architecture to the museum. Fingerprints | María González-Juanjo López de la Cruz
11-12-2015 No Comments

From the architecture to the museum. Fingerprints | María González-Juanjo López de la Cruz

In the photographies that Candida Höfer carried out of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design of Norway, in Oslo, they do not appear you present. It is known that in the work of the German artist this one is not an unusual situation, his belonging to Düsseldorf’s School aligns her with the photography taxonómica of his teachers Bernd […]

From the architecture to the museum. Chests | María González-Juanjo López de la Cruz
13-11-2015 No Comments

From the architecture to the museum. Chests | María González-Juanjo López de la Cruz

The whole life of photographies enclosed in a shed of wood, a chest he was saying. As if they were stolen works, in that place they were hiding good part of the best images of the architecture of the 20th century. Julius Shulman portrayed during the second half of last century the better of the modern architecture of the coast […]

Design Q & A | Eames Office
07-04-2015 No Comments

Design Q & A | Eames Office

This film is an exploration of Charles and Ray’s design philosophy. In 1969, curator Madame L’Amic of the Musée Arts Decoratifs in Paris, asked five international designers participating in the exhibition Qu’est ce que le design? (What Is Design?) to answer a series of questions about their field. Three years later, the Eameses transferred slides to film to make Design Q&A, which shows images of furniture, toys, exhibitions, […]

Architecture, critique, magazines, knowledge and the Network | Michael Villegas
02-06-2014 No Comments

Architecture, critique, magazines, knowledge and the Network | Michael Villegas

The publication of architecture that you see above captured in a pantallazo was produced by us it does more than ten years. Not if it was an intuition, a lighting or a pedrá, but the certain thing is that already we were speaking about a series of concepts that now it seems that they worry some and to others they […]

The Eames and Billy Wilder | Jorge Gorostiza
05-02-2014 No Comments

The Eames and Billy Wilder | Jorge Gorostiza

I believe that it is not necessary to say those who were Billy Wilder, either Ray and Charles Eames (always it is in the habit of putting to Chat first probably for being a man). What probably is known less is the friendship that joined them for many years. According to Tom Wood in his book The Bright Side of […]

Neoplasticity | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
15-02-2013 No Comments

Neoplasticity | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

In the year 2008, Lego presented the Sears Towers of Chicago inside his line «Architecture», the first work of a series that would develop in the following years with the Guggenheim Museum of New York, Sídney’s opera or tthree paradigmatic modernity housings: the Fallingwater House of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Farnsworth House of Mies van de Rohe and the Villa Saboya of Le Corbusier. The […]

EAMES: The Architect and The Painter
20-11-2012 One Comment

EAMES: The Architect and The Painter

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives […]

Wire Chair · Charles and Ray Eames (1951) | José Villacé
31-05-2012 2 Comments

Wire Chair · Charles and Ray Eames (1951) | José Villacé

[1] The chair of wire consists of 30,8 meters of wire, 308 welds, 286 holes and four legs: a technical promising description, which he speaks to us about lightness. The fact that the way of covering it with two leather triangles calls habitually bikini or one of his bases is known as Eiffel Tower has just placed us in the […]

Charles&Ray Eames explains the revolution of the computer
03-02-2012 34 Comments

Charles&Ray Eames explains the revolution of the computer

Nos anos 50, IBM era sinónimo de ordenadores, pero tiña un serio problema. As computadoras desa época eran enormes, máquinas impulsadas por tubos sen carga que eran terroríficas para o cidadán. Para contrarrestar este pesadelo de relacións públicas, IBM fixouse nada menos que en Charles e Ray Eames. Charles e Ray Eames, os diseñadores da clásica cadeira Eames e principais […]

Good Design Award 2009
18-01-2010 72 Comments

Good Design Award 2009

In 1950 Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Egar Kaufmann, Jr founded prizes Good DesignTM in Chicago to select and emphasize the best designs and products, ideas more innovative, inventions more original and visionaries of all the industrial and graphic fields of design. In 2009, and in spite of the crisis have been received in Chicago Atheneum a record […]