Thu January 21, 2010
Remembering Charles and Ray Eames: "Design vs. Style" and Other Ideas
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – On today's program, we're discussing the work and legacy of Charles and Ray Eames, the husband-and-wife design team whose decidedly modern objects are celebrated for their beauty as well as their utility. Among the most admired practitioners of twentieth-century American design, Charles and Ray Eames were thoughtful, diversely talented individuals who collaborated on everything from furniture and toys to buildings and motion-picture films. Our guest today is Eames Demetrios, their grandson, who is dedicated to communicating, preserving, and extending their efforts. Demetrios will appear at a "3rd Thursday" event tonight (the 21st) at Philbrook, which begins at 5:30pm. (For more information, please visit philbrook.org.) As the author of "An Eames Primer" and the director of the Eames Office, Demetrios is a well-spoken advocate for the many and various works that Charles and Ray Eames produced over the course their influential joint-career --- and a passionate spokesperson for the ideas behind those works.