Although Charles and Ray Eames are best known for their distinctive Mid-Century furniture designs, the couple also made important contributions to art, craft, toys, architecture, photography and film.
A new, lavishly illustrated volume celebrates the life and work of this extraordinary husband-and-wife team. Drawing upon their own words and images, Eames: Beautiful Details aims to take the reader through a wide-ranging exploration of their unique aesthetic sensibility that transcended traditional artistic and professional boundaries.
Coming next year to the California Museum is a new exhibit honoring the 100th birthday of Sacramento native Ray Eames. Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design will focus on her early life and work before meeting future husband Charles. The displays will feature rarely-seen artifacts from the Eames family collection.
The Museum will also host a benefit event in support of the exhibit on Jan. 26. "A Toast to Sacramento Design" will honor the contributions of Ray Eames and Miles Treaser, Sacramento furniture distributor who died last month. Benefit attendees will get a sneak peek at the Ray Eames exhibit which opens Feb. 23.