CHAIRS BY CHARLES AND RAY EAMES (1948-50)
Andrew Wallace, from Andrew Wallace Architects, an architect and interior designer from Liverpool went to an exhibition where they present the work of Charles and Ray Eames.
In 1948 Ray and Charles Eames took part in the Low-Cost Furniture Competition held by New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The pair exhibited a range of chairs made from fibreglass-reinforced seats combined with different bases. This cheap and customisable approach proved hugely successful and variatons have since been manufactured in their millions.
These chairs pioneered the use of fibreglass,a material that had not been used by the furniture industry before, yet it was easy to mould, formed rigid shapes and was colourful and tactile.
Liverpool architects and achitects elsewhere in the UK may be interested to see this exhibition.