Eames Galaxy Ceiling Light Fixture


I'm glad I'm not the only one who writes slightly awkward letters/emails inquiring about impossible to find items.

Architect and designer Marcel Breuer (the Wassily chair) wrote Charles Eames about a light fixture he saw at An Exhibition for Modern Living. The light was the Eames Galaxy ceiling light.


Eames wrote Breuer back and let him know the Eames Galaxy light fixture (credited to Eames employee Don Albinson) never went into production. But he was kind enough to give him crude directions for building his own Galaxy light.


Even the greats will go to great lengths to find their white whales.

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