Mid-Century Design Fans Rally to Raise Money for Historic Eames House

The Eames House, a well-know architectural landmark, is one of our most respected examples of mid-century design in the U.S. Designed by famous architects, Charles and Ray Eames, building began in the 1940’s as part of a case study for modern living in the 20th century. Using building materials derived during World War II, the Eames House turned out to be a modern masterpiece that would set a precedent for the history of modern architecture.

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Today, the Eames House is over 70 years old and in desperate need of repairs. The Eames Foundation has launched a campaign to save the house by selling limited-edition prints inspired by the works of Charles and Ray Eames. They hope to raise $150,000 which will help to renovate and preserve the house for another 250 years.

A series of four distinct prints will be sold at $75 each. The 12 ��� x 18 ��� numbered, unframed prints represent the geometric simplicity of the Eames style synonymous with mid-century design. A limited-edition of only 500 of each print will be produced for sale to the public.

As a long time members of the design industry, we are glad to see this significant building receiving the support it deserves. If you would like further information on the Eames House campaign, please visit eameshouse250.org.

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