Archive for May, 2009

Introduction of Eames Lounge Chair, 1956

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

In 1956 on NBC Charles and Ray Eames introduced their Lounge Chair which has become one of the icons of Modern Design and is part of the permanent collection in New York’s MOMA.

Original versions in good condition can fetch around $4,000 on ebay. I have one, but that’s only because I found it on the street in San Francisco’s Mission district. It’s pretty beat up but a very early version (possibly first year production) and I con only imagine that the grandkids threw out grandpa’s old chair having no idea what a treasure they had.

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Kinetic Steam Works tests Pappy

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The Old Engine That Could from Gaelle Faure on Vimeo.

A few weeks ago my industrial arts collective Kinetic Steam Works tested our traction engine, ampoule Pappy. Yours truly makes several appearances and is seen far right in the preview image above.

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