Vitra Design Museum hosts Eames retrospective

A room filled with furniture experimentations and a display designed specifically for children are among the four different areas making up a huge Eames retrospective currently on show at the Vitra Design Museum.

An Eames Celebration spans across four spaces of Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany: the museum’s main building, the Fire Station, the Vitra Design Museum Gallery and the Vitra Schaudepot.

Collectively, the exhibitions are intended to offer a comprehensive overview of the careers of husband-and-wife team Ray and Charles Eames.

The pair are considered to be two of the most influential designers of the 20th century, having produced some of the most famous furniture pieces in modern design history.

The biggest of the four shows, named The Power of Design, is situated inside the main building of the design museum, and explores the Eames’ work through a number of films, photographs, furniture, drawings, sculptures, paintings, textiles, graphic design, models and stage props.

“The retrospective illustrates the congenial synergy between the personalities of Charles and Ray Eames, which formed the foundation of a lifetime of work by what was arguably the most successful design duo in history,” said Vitra Design Museum.