Modernism Week, celebrated annually in Palm Springs, provides the most fascinating events related to American mid-century design. This year, in Modernism Week, open next month, Herman Miller will present a series of talks and films, one of which, entitled “Daughters of Design,” featuring a conversation with three daughters of design legends who collaborated with each other during the 40s and 50s. Daughters of Eero Saarinen and Harry Bertoia will join granddaughter of Charles Eames (from his first marriage) in a conversation revealing the personal stories behind those giants of American design. The three appeared in the famed photograph (above) published in 1961 Playboy Magazine, capturing the star-designers of the age of Mad Men (also photographed George Nelson, Edward Wormley, and Jens Risom). In fact, Saarinen named his son from his marriage to Aline Bernstine Louchheim Eames, after his collaborator.
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