WIN: Eames film tickets

Published:  May 22, 2012
Latoyah Forsyth
WIN: Eames film tickets

Best known for their avant-garde furniture designs, beloved husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames were innovators of the post-war era.

Never tethered to just one facet of design, the renowned pair challenged traditional design values by creating modern pieces of architecture and furniture whilst working simultaneously across areas of industrial design, graphic design, fine art and film. For the two, being a designer was not merely an occupation, it was a way to view the world.

Eames: The Architect & The Painter explores the intertwined career trajectories of Charles and Ray over four decades of design residency at 901 Washington Boulevard, Venice Beach, California – a location which became affectionately known as The Eames Office and played home to the design of iconic brands Westinghouse, Bowing, Polaroid and IBM. In this documentary, film makers Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey capture the Eames philosophy of creative fulfillment which spanned 40 years through a unique collection of stories, interviews and images interspersed with narration by actor, James Franco.

Eames: The Architect and the Painter screens as part of the Long Play program at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) In Melbourne from July 1 – 17.

desktop has 3 double passes for the Melbourne screening to give away! Simply leave a comment below and tell us your favourite piece of Eames furniture. Competition closes this Friday 25 May 2012.

View the trailer below.


21 Responses

  1. brett a

    Always loved eames’ Conversation Armchair.

  2. Yes please! Been really look forward to seeing this.

  3. Hi there,
    My favourite Charles and Ray Eames piece is simply the Eames Lounge Chair Wood (LCW). The design itself is fluid and fabulous but I think the technology they developed to mould the plywood was utterly visionary. I use a very simplified version (ie a sink and rubber bands) to mould my balsa wood, but every time I do, I think of this chair!

  4. The Powers of Ten is my favourite work by Charles and Ray Eames because it highlights the sheer genius of their design thinking to extend beyond the making of a product to the relation of every “thing” together.

  5. Monique

    Eames lounge chair!

  6. I scout neighbourhoods in the dead of night, looking for discarded mid-century furniture to satisfy my fetish for all things modernism. I need help. Keep me off the streets, give me a ticket. Yes.

  7. Oh yeah, Eames Rock chair is my favourite piece.

  8. rocker* (not spamming promise)

  9. What a treat!
    My favourite piece would have to be the Walnut Eames Hang-It-All

  10. Max

    Their chairs are beatiful. But I would go with their “Folding Screen” first produced in 1946. It’s rather understated piece.

  11. Millie

    The Eames Lounge Chair for sure. Such a truly iconic piece of design.

  12. I would totally rock the Moulded Plastic RAR! BOOOM!

  13. Erin

    Definitely the Eames Lounge and Ottoman.

  14. Daniela

    The Eames House Bird… Favoured by the masters themselves!

    As seen in many of their photos the bird had pride of place in their living room for over fifty years…

  15. Daniel

    Lounge chair wood… for sure. Its an icon for a reason.

  16. Zoe

    I am fascinated by their furniture, absolutely brilliant!
    The la chaise chair was very innovative and would have to be my favourite piece!

  17. Candy

    The classic Eames RAR rocking chair designed in 1951 for Herman Miller is a winner!

  18. Annabelle

    The Eames’ DCW

  19. Emma

    I love all of the Eames furniture, they are classic and timeless. If I had to choose a favourite it would be the DAW Chair. Comfort and style perfectly combined… heaven!

  20. Yes please!

    Hands down best Eames product is their desk chair. Beautiful, simple and ergonomic.. Truly timeless.

  21. Lauren

    Definitely the Eames bird. Aspiring to have my own one day.

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