Charles Eames

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Birthday
17, 1907
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Aug 21, 1978 (71)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1907
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Aug 21, 1978 (71)

About

Modernist designer of furniture who also became known for his work in graphic design and film. A few of his furniture designs placed highly in the Museum of Modern Art in New York's Organic Design in Home Furnishing competition.

Before Fame

He was a part-time laborer for the Laclede Steel Company. He was an architecture student at Washington University in St. Louis, but quit after two years because of conflicts with the teaching staff over his passion for Modernism.

Trivia

He designed and built furniture, including stretchers, for the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Family Life

He and his first wife, Catherine Woermann, met at Washington University and were married in 1929. They had a daughter, Lucia Jenkins. They divorced in 1941. His second wife, Ray, became his design partner.

Associated With

He was a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Modernist movement.