Modern Classic


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For the first time, the story of the Eames Plastic Chair’s development over decades of work by Charles and Ray Eames and the Eames Office is put together between two covers. Author Daniel Ostroff, noted collector and scholar of Eames furniture, draws from years of experience and the Eames Office archives to answer the kinds of questions collectors have been asking for years. Where did all the subtle variations come from? The answer, Ostroff argues persuasively, is from an Eames commitment to serve the customer. The book also shows why it was inevitable that the classic Eames Plastic Chair would eventually be made in an environmentally-friendly plastic, as it has been since being re-introduced in 2006. Introduction by Eames Demetrios, director of The Eames Office and author of An Eames Primer.


by Daniel Ostroff
introduction by Eames Demetrios
96 pages, 6 × 4½ in, paperback in slipcase
72 illus.
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