Getting ready for the beginning of the fall season of the program Collecting Design: History, Collections, Highlight at the New York School of Interior Design. The first guest speaker in the program is Brent Lewis from Wright who will illuminate on the recent single-owner collection of JF Chen. Together, we are going to explore the state of collecting of Charles and Ray Eames furniture in the light of this sale and the role of Wright in promoting collectible American mid-century design. Wartime needs enabled Charles and Ray to work in association with the Evans Products Company of Los Angeles, experimenting with plywood for aircraft parts and splints. Utilizing this military experience, the Eameses succeeded in refining their production methods and designs, when the main key in producing low-cost plywood seating, was abandoning the one-piece idea in favor of a separate seat and back, each supported on a metal or plywood skeleton.
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