As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Eames House in Pacific Palisades, California this month, Room by Room with FormFire Glassworks explores the enduring legacy of Charles and Ray Eames in the world of design.
Created in 1958 for a private residence being designed by Eero Saarinen, the Eames Aluminun Management Chair has stood the test of time. Inspired by the affordability and fabrication ease of aluminum, this leather chair has a clean, sinuous line and a wide base for easy mobility. Available in a padded version as well as a mesh back, the Management Chair is at home in any office. Licensed by Herman Miller, it is available today in a variety of colors.
The basic form of the chair as well as its use in the modern office is the jumping-off point for my accessory picks. With undulating lines that echo the chair back, a group of felt and glass vases hold a signature flower. The lines of a modern teapot are soothing to the eye, while a vibrant felt coaster protects your workspace. A footed ceramic bowl brings in color and provides a drop-off point for some office supplies. A bamboo pendant lamp is reminiscent of the wide range of textile work created by the Eames.
Next week I will choose a new iconic piece and give you my picks for accessorizing your modern home.