2010 Award Benefit and Auction Honoring Charles and Ray Eames
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
at Case Study House #9,
The Entenza House
The museum’s 8th annual Award Benefit and Auction honored Charles and Ray Eames for their extraordinary contributions to American design. The Eames’ significant advances in the design of objects for everyday use include distinctive plywood furniture, durable fiberglass chairs and colorful storage solutions.
Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic of the Los Angeles Times, presented the museum’s Henry Award to the Eames’ grandchildren, Eames Demetrios, Director, Eames Office and Chairman of the Board, Eames Foundation, and Lucia Dewey Atwood, Eames Foundation Board Member, and Director, Eames House Preservation, on the designers’ behalf.
The event was held at Case Study House #9, designed by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen for John Entenza, editor of Arts & Architecture Magazine, on an extraordinary ocean-view site in Pacific Palisades. The Entenza House, one of California’s most architecturally significant homes, was completed in 1949, and because it has never been open to the public, it is one of the most eagerly sought after to visit of the 17 extant Case Study Houses.
In addition, the Eames Foundation welcomed our benefit guests to visit the adjacent Eames House grounds and to view from the outside the interior of the Eames House, the 1949 Case Study House #8.
An exhibition of iconic Eames designs curated by Daniel Ostroff, Historian/Editor, curator for the A+D Museum’s 2011 Eames exhibition, was on view in the Entenza House along with a digital presentation of Charles Eames’ architecture.