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 and influence on significant events in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work. — First Run Features
A refreshing way to discover this amazing couple. In my view it lacks a bit of info about the chairs. I mean even they despite that, they were primarly known for their design products. Lounge Chair, its production method and inspirational ideas were almost erased from this fabulous doc. Then I would rate it a 5 star doc!
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“Before the brand took on yuppie cachet, the Eames team made exquisite objects for the masses.”