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Eames and cars...

Postby tomb » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:00 am

I've got a random question I hope someone can answer...

Did the the Eames' ever design anything automotive?
I'm trying to work out a concept in my head of a custom automobile with an interior design influenced by Charles and Ray, so I wondered of they ever did do anything like that. I did some quick web searches and found nothing.
I think its a fun idea though...

Its not for a real project, more of a daydreaming, "what if" exercise.

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Re: Eames and cars...

Postby scowsa » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:58 am

tomb wrote:Did the the Eames' ever design anything automotive?


I have never seen anything and I just checked the index in The Story of Eames Furniture by Marilyn and John Neuhart. It's 900 pages in two volumes and covers everything about the Eames.

As you may know, the molded plywood companies they worked with were very involved in aircraft design during World War II but there is no reference to the automobile industry.

Here's one of my favorite ventures into automobile design by a noted MCM architect.

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=17468&highlight=
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Postby tomb » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:24 am

Cool Scowsa, thats a new on to me. Thank you!

I also like the work of Brooks Stevens, familiar with any of his work?

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Postby scowsa » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:22 am

tomb wrote:Cool Scowsa, thats a new on to me. Thank you!

I also like the work of Brooks Stevens, familiar with any of his work?


I am as I was fortunate to come across a major exhibition of his work when I visited Milwaukee Art Museum several years ago. I went to MAM to see the architecture and the Brooks Stevens exhibit was a great bonus.

As you probably know, they acquired his archives

http://www.mam.org/collection/archives/brooks/
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