Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Eames Lounge Chair Debut on NBC

Video of Charles and Ray Eames discussing their chair designs with Arleen Francis on NBC in 1956.
Towards the end of this clip their is a very cool filmstrip promoting the Eames' latest chair of the time.

10 comments:

Mrs.French said...

amazing find!

Hey Harriet said...

I'd love to fill my house with Eames furniture! I dig those Eameses :) Thanks so much for sharing that gem!

Sandra Ree said...

Arleen Francis was a fabulous interviewer, and the end of the clip showing the building of Eames' chair was so ahead of its time! Thanks for posting this Victoria, I would have never of seen it otherwise! :D

Victoria said...

Glad you liked it Mrs. French!

I'm with you Harriet, I dig those Eameses! And I would love to fill my house with Eames furniture, (and fabrics!) too!

Sandra, I agree, Arleen Francis was great! I always enjoyed watching her on "What's My Line?" As I watched this clip I kept trying to think of who today interviews in such an elegant, yet easy going, intelligent, yet understandable way, and I really couldn't think of anyone.

And that clip of the chair constructions, was truly ahead of its time! Fab, fab, fab!

please sir said...

Cool - must check this out!

Cicada Studio said...

I love that these chairs caused a flutter. They are such a part of our culture today, it's hard to imagine life without their influence.

Victoria said...

I know, isn't it amazing how radical in design and construction they were at the time? We sort of take it all for granted now, since we grew up with it all, but Charles and Ray Eames were true visionaries!

Rosebud Collection said...

What fun to see something like that..
Really interesting..

bunzi said...

i love how they talk! :D so proper indeed! :D

SimplyGrove said...

What an incredible find this is!!! Thanks for posting it:)