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Charles and Ray Eames
Arguably the most iconic and renowned designers of the 20th century, Charles and Ray Eames helped shape the mid-century modern movement as well as the overall trajectory of modern design—specifically aided by their long partnership with the Herman Miller Company, which produced many of their most famous designs. Married in 1941, the Eames soon moved to Los Angeles, California and began experimenting with new technologies—namely three-dimensional plywood molding. This ultimately resulted in the creation of the iconic Eames Lounge Chair, one of many famed furniture designs that brought together cutting-edge technologies, immaculate design, and accessibility. First mass-produced by the Herman Miller Company in Michigan, their innovative design creations were distributed widely and recognized for their avant-garde aesthetic and manufacture. The significance of their work in furniture design and architecture has been recognized through numerous exhibitions worldwide and the acquisition of original pieces into such prestigious permanent collections as the Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The timelessness of their sleek silhouettes and clean lines continues to fascinate today, and is sought after for its singular aesthetic and historic value.