Eames, Charles Ormond Jr.
1907 - Architect and designer, born in St Louis, Missouri, USA on June 17th.
1929 - Married his first wife, Catherine Woermann.
1937-1940 - He studied and practised architecture and taught at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
1941 - He collaborated on modern furniture design with the Saarinens and student Ray Kaiser, whom he married.
- Initially a painter and sculptor, his wife formed an innovative design partnership with her husband that produced moulded plywood chairs, modular storage units, knock-down furniture, graphics, interiors, exhibit displays, and experimental films.
- They moved to California and set up a workshop designing military leg splints, film sets for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
1947 - Their own landmark home in Santa Monica constructed of prefabricated parts.
1956 - The moulded plywood, leather-upholstered, pedestal-mounted Eames Lounge Chair 670 with ottoman was their most enduring creation.
1978 - Died on August 21st in St. Louis, Missouri.
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