Look!: Eames Designs in Pop Culture

Look!: Eames Designs in Pop Culture

Gregory Han
Aug 7, 2008

In regards to pop culture, you'd be hard pressed to find any designers as ubiquitous as the dynamic duo often simply shortened to Eames. Whether you're talking about advertising, movie and TV set design, fashion, or even toy design, the Eames are everywhere...an everlasting pop cultural phenomenon. Here are ten examples of the Eames designs in pop culture today...

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We know we must be forgetting plenty of other albums with Eames chairs on the cover, but here are two we found right away. There's even a band called The Eames Era!


We've noted Frasier's good taste in seating before, but now we're a bit worried after seeing Mr. Sandler lounging in one also.


You'd have to be a pretty dedicated MCM fan to get these tats of the lounge or one of their patterns, like this one done onto John Featherly's leg. The chair illustration isn't half bad!



Painters like Kelly Reemtsen and illustrators such as Jen Renninger have drawn inspiration from the motifs and shapes designed by the Eames.


Style-centric advertisers have always depended upon the modern-timeless quality of Eames furnishings as props. Is it bad we notice the chairs before the lovely ladies?

So influential, the US Postal service dedicated a whole set of stamps of their designs!


Eames pattern adorned figures like these Be@rbricks and Kubricks invaded the world of vinyl collectible toys a few years back.


Skate brands like DC Shoes and Vans offer Eames kicks, while hats, purses and shirts with Eames patterns/shapes are commonplace amongst the trendy.


Wall graphic purveyors, Blik, offer classic Eames crosspatch and circle patterns to adorn your home's wall in Eames style fashion.

The extremely limited House Industries Eames Case Study House sculpture is an example of how evergreen the Eames brand has remained with young and old.

These vintage Eames Skateboard Decks For Girl Skateboards By Tony Larson would make for some nice wall decor as much as a nice ride.

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