Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Eames Stamps

USPS 2008 collection will be including Charles + Ray Eames design stamps!!!!!

(picture courtesy of USPS)

Charles and his wife, Ray, Eames has done some amazing stuff in their lifetime.

I did a small [2 page] report on him a few years ago for one of my interior design classes. I really enjoyed reading and seeing what he had done for the architecture and interior design world... not only that, they did some pretty awesome stuff for the military during WWII. This is definitely one of the highlights of gifts to give [for me] this year! lol. But instead, I'm probably going to go to the post office and pick them up... I apologize in advance if I run over you because I am overly excited and didn't notice you in front of me.

Here is what USPS had to say:

In recognition of their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, manufacturing and photographic arts, designers Charles and Ray Eames will be honored next summer with a pane of 16 stamps designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC. If you’ve ever sat in a stackable molded chair, you’ve experienced their creativity. Perhaps best known for their furniture, the Eameses were husband and wife as well as design partners. Their extraordinary body of creative work — which reflected the nation’s youthful and inventive outlook after World War II — also included architecture, films and exhibits. Without abandoning tradition, Charles and Ray Eames used new materials and technology to create high-quality products that addressed everyday problems and made modern design available to the American public.

1 comment:

  1. Hello! I am also a KCEtsy team member (my paper garden) and I have been following your blog. I enjoyed reading your Eames post. I also love this era. My husband was lucky enough to nab 6 orange leather swivel Herman Miller chairs from his work when they were going to throw them out! I know that Miller and Eames had a connection but I'm not real clear on what it was if any on this particular chair. These were government supply chairs and are in surprisingly good shape. I use one for my chair in my workroom. Anyway, I wanted to say Hi! and to share my treasures. :D




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