Posts Tagged 'Industrial Design'

The Eames Aluminium Group

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Since 1958, the thin-pad silhouette of the Eames Aluminium Group has appeared everywhere – from magazines to movies, from homes to offices. Introduced by Herman Miller, the Aluminum Group was designed by Charles and Ray Eames’ to solve the need for high quality indoor-outdoor furniture.

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The chair features a sleek and subtle silhouette that adds a simple touch of elegance and sophistication. When designing this chair the Eames broke new design ground by experimenting with new materials. The seat-back suspension was also a major technical achievement and represented a departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell. This sling style suspension combined with its padded vinyl or leather upholstery allows the chair to subtly conform to your body’s shape adding unbelievable comfort.

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It now comes in a variety of colors and textiles but I still find the stark contrast of the bright polished aluminum paired with the black leather the definition of classic modern design.

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Here is an awesome film by Eames Demetrios on the history and the production of Charles & Ray Eames’ famous Aluminium Chair.

Check out Herman Miller’s website here

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Objectified Movie Trailer

Objectified is a documentary film by Gary Hustwit that is about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. Featuring well known designers such as Jonathan Ive and Dieter Rams, Objectified is an astonishing inside look into the world of an Industrial designer. Director of Helvetica, Gary Hustwit, has stated “Objectified is the second part of a three-film “design trilogy” by Gary Hustwit, details on the third film will be released soon.”

Visit the Objectified movie site here.