Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

If you haven't seen Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter, a documentary by PBS, you can watch the full thing online now. Having watched it, I can say it's a very interesting look into the lives and minds of Ray and Charles Eames.

From the synopsis:
From 1941 to 1978, this husband-and-wife team brought unique talents to their partnership. He was an architect by training, she was a painter and sculptor. Together they are considered America’s most important and influential designers, whose work helped, literally, shape the second half of the 20th century and remains culturally vital and commercially popular today. They are, perhaps, best remembered for their mid-century modern furniture, built from novel materials like molded plywood, fiberglass-reinforced plastic, bent metal wire and aluminum – offering consumers beautiful, functional, yet inexpensive products. Revered for their designs and fascinating as individuals, Charles and Ray have risen to iconic status in American culture. But their influence on significant events and movements in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been less widely understood.

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