20th Century Masterpieces : : Eames Lounge Chair

[ #15 | Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman ]

1956. Model No. 670 & 671.
Designed by Charles & Ray Eames

[670 Lounge Chair]
Structure consisting of three forms in cherry seven-ply,
with a lacquered finish, and black leather padding.
Die-cast aluminium back braces and swivel base.
Height 84 cm. Width 84 cm. Depth 91 cm. Seat Height 38 cm.
[671 Ottoman]
Structure form in cherry seven-ply, with a lacquered finish,
and black leather padding. Die-cast aluminium base.
Height 42 cm. Width 63 cm. Depth 56 cm.

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames, 1956 | from drezier’s blog [20th Century Masterpieces : : Eames Lounge Chair] dated 2017/1/21

“Lounge Chair and Ottoman ” ^ Copyright © Alan TF So

大師級人物通常都興趣多多,視野很寬,風格常常大變。當他們專注一件事,一貫會一直發展發揮。自1950年,Charles Eames 對拍攝125格式短片發展濃厚興趣,同時其他設計項目也開始減產,1960年起只專注拍攝短片及承傳事業等工作。由1950年至1982年止,拍攝了多部作品,最著名的,是為《冪函數10》(Powers of Ten;下方視頻)。此短片分別拍了兩次,第一次於1968年拍攝的黑白版本,1977年重拍彩色版本。短片概念來自荷蘭教育家 Kees Boeke《宇宙的角度》(Cosmic View),從一個俯瞰角度拍攝,由離地一公尺拍攝一公尺範圍的一個人,鏡頭向後移動,拍攝實像。移動速度為每一個十秒,拍攝多十倍的景像,直至宇宙邊緣,然後掉轉向前推進。不同的是這次鏡頭會俯衝直至一夥碳原子! Continue reading →

20th Century Masterpieces : : Wire Chair DKR

[ #09 | Wire Chair DKR ]

1951. Designed by Charles & Ray Eames.
D-Dining. K-Wire Mesh. R-Rod Iron Base.

Welded steel wire body with cushion.
“Eiffel Tower” lower framework in steel wire and four tubular steel legs.
Height 84 cm. Width 50 cm. Depth 53 cm. Seat Height 42 cm.

20th Century Masterpieces : : Wire Chair DKR

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Charles 及 Ray Eames 設計及量產的傢具,生產商 Herman Miller 一直以來以為只屬 Charles 的作品,所有銷售目錄的 credit 只給了 Charles。後來,傢具生產及銷售商 Herman Miller 才了解,沒有了 Ray 的功勞,也沒有1941年以後的 Charles Eames 的設計面世。所以,今天世人均會說明那些傢具設計,是 Charles 及 Ray Eames,又或直接稱 The Eameses。 Continue reading →

20th Century Masterpieces : : La Chaise Lounge Chair

[ #08 | Chaise Longue “La Chaise” ]

1948. Designed by Charles & Ray Eames

Seat consisting of two fibreglass form glued together and painted white.
Chromed tubular steel base. Crossed oak legs.
Height 83 cm. Width 150 cm. Depth 87 cm. Seat Height 49 cm.

20th Century Masterpieces : : La Chaise Lounge Chair

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Ray Eames (1912-1988) 原名 Bernice “Ray” Alexandra Kaiser,極受父母影響,從幼接觸大自然,包括住在加利福尼亞州薩克拉門托城外平房、玩自製玩具等,從中享自然優遊的高尚價值。高中畢業後,師承抽象表現畫家 Hans Hofmann,並於1936年創立美國抽象學藝術家群組(該組織亦運行至今)。 Continue reading →

20th Century Masterpieces : : DCW Chair

[ #07 | Chair “DCW” ]

1945. DCW–Dining Chair Wood.
Designed by Charles & Ray Eames

Curved laminated structure in natural ash.
Height 72 cm. Width 49 cm. Depth 55 cm. Seat Height 40 cm.

20th Century Masterpieces : : DCW Chair

“DCW Chair” ^ Copyright © Alan TF So

Charles Eames(1907-1978)全名 Charles Ormond Eames, Jr,於1941年娶第二任妻子 Bernice Alexandra “Ray” Kaiser(1912-1988),成為極有成就的美國設計二人組合,直至彼此老死亦沒分離。

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