DIY Legacy: Charles and Ray Eames

DIY Legacy: Charles and Ray Eames

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Regina Yunghans
Feb 25, 2010

They could very well be the grandparents of DIY. Charles and Ray Eames always had their hands in it, playing with design in a way that's still felt today. Here is a little DIY inspiration from the couple:

1 the Eamses at home in their living room
2 the Eames' own house - a laboratory of life and work. The couple, to save a nearby meadow rather than build on it, reconfigured the kit of parts made for their home's original design. They ended up using all of the original parts plus one new beam.
3 a masked tree outside the house
4 Charles' diagram depicting "What is a house?".
5 paper balls hanging from the ceiling

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Images: via Library of Congress

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