Birthday: June 17, 1907 (Gemini)
Born In: St. Louis, Missouri
Charles Ormond Eames Jr. along with his wife and collaborator Ray Eames occupies a central position in the history of post-war American design, and is considered to be one of the most important American designers of the twentieth century. His architecture and exhibition designs earned him international fame, as did his films and multi-media presentations. Today, the work of Eames is admired not only by architects and designers, but also by post-modernists. Eames’s products appealed to those who wanted contemporary styles and imagery but found much modernist design cold and impersonal. He had a vision of life made better through design and technology as his belief in the crucial role of technology never wavered. Eames played a pivotal role in making modernism acceptable to the non-elite Americans in the post-war years. His work reveals a dynamic fusion of aesthetic, technical and, at times, intellectual concerns. His workshop could be best described as the ‘Renaissance workshop’ and ‘a designer’s heaven’.