Charles Eames was an architect who, together with his wife Ray, set up one of the most influential multi-disciplinary design firms of that time. Ray Eames was trained as a painter and brought her own unique qualities to the architectural firm. Together they designed not only buildings and furniture but exhibitions, films, toys and puzzles. Their design approach knew no bounds.
In their chair designs innovative materials were used, plywood, plastic, fibreglass and aluminium were made into elegant forms. They had a close relationship with Herman Miller and Vitra, leading names in the furniture industry, who manufacture their designs. These companies were at the forefront of new technologies and ready to embrace the innovative designs created by Charles and Ray.
Now it's possible to buy reproductions of their chairs and a number of companies are producing key designs at a variety of price points. Lakeland Furniture have a range of chairs at fantastic prices as well as other designer ranges including Arne Jacobsen and Jean Prouve.