26 MAY 2021

The Eclectic Home of Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames nurtured a design imagination that knew few bounds. Best known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecture and furniture design, the Eames duo also infused their creative talents into their own home – the Case Study House No.8.

Below we've included a number of our favourite images of this iconic home. Some are by Julius Shulman who famously photographed many of the Case Study Houses. We think they are testament to the enduring fame of the Eames duo and their home.

Charles and Ray Eames home was a treasure trove of their eclectic tastes and wide-ranging sources of inspiration. Handcrafted objects from India, Mexico and Japan sit next to Eames’ furniture and plants.

It’s easy to see their playful and collaborative approach to design throughout the space. We think it’s cool to see their individual talents and personalities coming together in their home. The industrial exterior, cladded in steel and glass is largely Charles’ influence, yet it is brought to life by Ray’s inclusion of colour, textiles, plants and art.

Case Study House no.8, photographed by Julius Shulman, 1958

Charles Eames, photographed by Julius Shulman, 1958

We were lucky to visit the Eames House a few years ago before Covid. It was a bit of a ‘pinch yourself, is this real’ moment we have to say, visiting their house. You can walk all the way around it but only enter once a year as the Eames Foundation operates from this home. Very special, very stunning, still entirely contemporary. An icon of architecture.

Case Study House no.8, image courtesy of 'Eames: Beautiful Details' by Eames Demetrios

We are pleased to have a number of authentic Eames pieces currently on offer here at Mr. Bigglesworthy. Each piece demonstrates the hallmark refined taste and organic design that the Eames couple are famous for. Consider adding a 20th century design icon to your home – they’re offerings you can keep for life and will always be proud of.

Rare and Sculptural Charles and Ray Eames Chaise by Herman Miller

Power nap, siesta, 40 winks—it goes by many names, and all of them are restful as you can imagine with this rare and sculptural Charles & Ray Eames Chaise. It is a premium example of ergonomics and style, unmistakably designed for those moments of needed rest.

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Iconic Charles and Ray Eames Contract Table by Herman Miller

This simple table design demonstrates the hallmark refined taste and organic design that the Eames couple are famous for. The reduced forms are combined with precision and boldness. It's a stunning piece suitable for any contemporary interior.

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Authentic Charles and Ray Eames 'DSX' Chair by Herman Miller

From it's release in the 1950s, the Eames fiberglass chairs great comfort, playful colours and lightness of form made it an obvious choice for aspiring contemporary homes throughout the world. It has cemented this design as one of the most iconic chairs of the 20th century.

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Early Eames 'Universal Base' Table for Herman Miller

The elegant components that this dining table is created with are so deceptively simple. The reduced forms – a circle, a straight line, curve – are combined with precision and boldness. A beautiful oak top supported by an aluminium base reflects the Eames' refined tastes and organic design.

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