In 1960 the Eames office was commissioned by Time Inc. to fit out three lobbies in the Rockefeller Center in New York.
As well as complete interior fixtures and fittings the project included the comfortable Lobby Chairs and a series of solid walnut stools - Eames Stools. These turned stools which (as Ray Eames originally intended) can also be used as occasional tables, have three different design details in their centre sections
Material: Laminated sections of Solid Walnut, lathe-turned with a clear lacquer
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.