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.