Eames "Kite" Playing Cards

Sale price$18.00

Made in collaboration with the Eames Office. Eames "Kite" Playing Cards take inspiration from a tissue-paper kite designed by Charles Eames in 1950.

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Eames "Kite" Playing Cards

Overview

Eames "Kite" Playing Cards

Made in collaboration with the Eames Office. Eames "Kite" Playing Cards take inspiration from a tissue-paper kite designed by Charles Eames in 1950. The simplicity of form and whimsical color-scheme were drawn directly from the original artifact, a high-design toy that reminds us to “Take your pleasure seriously.”

Eames Playing Cards come in a letterpress printed box celebrating the house Charles and Ray designed and built.

Designer

Dan and Dave, Eames Office

Brand

Art of Play

Size

3.5 x 2.5 x .5 Inches

Material

  • FSC Certified Paper

Origin

United States

Design Inspriation

For our third edition of Eames Playing Cards, we took inspiration from a tissue-paper kite designed by Charles in 1950. The simplicity of form and whimsical color-scheme were drawn directly from the original artifact, a high-design toy which reminds us to “Take your pleasure seriously.”

Design Icons

Charles & Ray Eames

Charles Ormand Eames Jr., a nearly-licensed architect born in St. Louis in 1907, and Bearnice Alexandra “Ray” Kaiser, an abstract painter born in Sacramento in 1912, are cemented into the canon of 20th-century design. Since uniting in 1940, these partners in life and work have been internationally recognized at the forefront of the design, architecture, filmmaking, and furniture communities.

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