1912 - Ray Eames, Ray Bernice Alexandria Kaiser born on the 15th of December in Sacramento, California. American designer best known for the beauty, comfort, elegance, and delicacy of her mass-producible furniture. She also wrote books, made motion pictures, and designed exhibitions, fabrics, and industrial and consumer products.
1940 - She met and began working with Charles Eames, while she was then studying painting with Hans Hofmann.
1941 - Got married to Charles Eames.
1943 - They moved to California, where they established a design firm, The Office of Charles and Ray Eames.
1949 - The Eameses' house, built in Pacific Palisades, California, was outstanding for its elegant use of factory-produced elements.
1955 - The couple became increasingly active in the making of motion pictures, chiefly of an educational nature, notably the classic Powers of Ten, which demonstrates the concept of orders of magnitude by contrasting views from the Earth's surface to the universe's edge and back to a handheld carbon atom.
1964 - 1965 - As design consultants for International Business Machines, the Eameses helped create IBM's memorable exhibit for the New York World's Fair. A decade later, under the aegis of the same company, they designed a large American Bicentennial exhibition called “Franklin and Jefferson.” The show was seen in Paris, in Warsaw, Poland, and in London, before appearing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
1978 - After Charles's death, Ray Eames continued to work on various design projects.
1988 - Died on the 21st of August in Los Angeles, California.
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