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.
Iconic designers Charles and Ray Eames designed House of Cards in the 1950s. These picture card decks have become universal favorites, and are even represented in the Museum of Modern Art collection. Each card shows a different object, all of which Charles and Ray refer to as “the good stuff”, selected to celebrate “familiar and nostalgic objects from the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms.”
The six slots on each card enable the player to interlock the cards so as to build structures of myriad shapes and sizes. A timeless treasure from two of the most inspiring designers in history.
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