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Eames, Charles Ormond Jr.

Born: 1901 AD
Died: 1978 AD
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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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