Charles & Ray Eames enhanced the collage in their Eames house to include countless objects they brought back with them from their travels. For over 50 years the figure of a black wooden bird stood on the floor at the heart of their living room - evidently a piece of American folk art they especially appreciated and which they frequently used in their photos.
Charles & Ray Eames are one of modern design's most recognisable partnerships. Born in the early part of the 20th Century Charles and Ray Eames married in 1941 and moved to Los Angeles, where together they began experimenting with techniques for the three-dimensional moulding of plywood. The aim was to create comfortable chairs that were affordable.
Playful and fun, the Eames' had a great energy that lives through their iconic products today. "Take your pleasure seriously" was a favourite saying of Charles Eames.