(picture courtesy of USPS)
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.
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.