Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Twine and yarn

[Photograph by Michael Leddy. Click for a larger view.]

These balls and baskets are part of “Eames Words,” an exhibit focused on Charles and Ray Eameses’ “appreciation of the value of humble objects and useful tools.” The inspiration for these objects: Charles Eames’s comments on the beauty of clothesline, rope, and twine in the short 1981 film Goods (“From a three screen slide show made for a lecture on The New Covetables given by Charles Eames during his tenure as the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard, 1970-71”), one of three films on view in the exhibit. You can watch all three while sitting in a variety of Eames chairs. My favorite: the Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair with Wood Base. (List price: an unhumble $779.)

A Charles Eames thought from the exhibit: “Beyond the age of information is the age of choices.” Are we there yet? I think so. Thank you for choosing Orange Crate Art.

A + D Architecture and Design Museum (Los Angeles)
Eames Words (“Interactive postcard”)
Goods (YouTube)

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