Charles & Ray Eames in Singapore: Essential Eames

Charles & Ray Eames: Of course you know their designs by heart - they're absolute design royalty, so to speak. And you wonder if this exhibition - held at the ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands until January - is worth visiting? "Essential Eames" ("A Herman Miller exhibition", says the baseline, leaving but few doubts about the promotional aspect of the event) was set up with the help of the designers' grandson, Eames Demetrios. And it shows (or so I liked to think) in the intimate dimension of the exhibition; a wide array of photographs, an almost too-sweet-to-be-true proposal letter from Charles Eames, a design professor at the Cranbrook Academy of Arts, to Miss Bernice (AKA "Ray") Kaiser, a glamorous shot of Charles Eames - a James Bond look-alike - and Eero Saarinen in tuxedos (1940) are among the highlights. How they et & matched, their design process, the objects, the houses (real ones, and of cards), the propaganda "Glimpses of America" movie... Yes, everything is to be found here. Somehow, though, haven't we already seen and heard a bit too much? No real surprise there. What would have been really exciting? A "cross-exhibition" with their British alter egos, Robin & Lucienne Day. THAT would be something (sigh... but check the pictures after the jump anyway).

Vitra x Vinçon: “Le mobilier des Eames”

Ray Eames aurait eu 100 ans cette année. Pour marquer l'événement, Vitra et le concept store espagnol Vinçon ont conjointement imaginé une exposition peu ordinaire, dédiée au travail de Charles & Ray Eames  - dont la relation avec la société éditrice de design, tout aussi mythique, a débuté dès 1957. Ray Eames would have turned 100 this year. Celebrating the event, Vitra and the Spanish concept store Vinçon teamed up to imagine an off-the-beaten-path exhibition dedicated to the work of Charles & Ray Eames, whose relationship with the equally iconic design company started as soon as 1957.

Concours Herman Miller : Eames, un rocking chair, cinq artistes

Gagner un exemplaire du fameux RAR de Charles et Ray Eames (1948) exclusivement décoré par un designer graphique coté :  c'est la "carotte" juteuse que tend la firme Herman Miller. La société, éditrice originale du plus célèbre rocking chair du XXe siècle, a eu l'idée d'accroître sa popularité et son carnet d'adresses en proposant "Design for you", compétition basée sur le marketing viral.

Où acheter du design vintage ? Right here, “Wright Now”

C'est un secret d'initiés, le "bon plan" que les collectionneurs de design gardent jalousement pour eux : la maison de ventes américaine Wright, spécialisée dans le design moderne et contemporain, propose aussi une "galerie" en ligne, Wright Now, dont les objets listés peuvent être immédiatement acquis, à prix fixes.