In 1956, the designers Charles and Ray Eames appeared briefly on the NBC television show Home, presented by the actor Arlene Francis, when introducing their lounge chair and ottoman. The host famously commented when introducing Ray “she is behind the man,” a line which has come to captured the disadvantage of women in the workplace of postwar America. A new exhibition at the Barbican in London “The World of Charles and Ray Eames” comes to survey the work of the Eaemes, who by 1959 no longer designed furniture and rather focused and experimented with camera setups. Charles Eames died in 1978, and during the last years of their life and work together, their projects included films about Newton and Kepler, and a vast touring exhibition about Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.
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