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On Billy Wilder’s set: The things the Eames trained their lenses on

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How the gods live

by Amelie Znidaric

How the gods live
Even the architecture gods of classical Modernism are only people, each in his own way. This can be seen -- and smelled - from the houses they lived in. A visit to the Eames House near Los Angeles and to Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan.

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Like a nap?

by Nina Reetzke

Like a nap?
In some countries a midday snooze is part of everyday culture, in others it is treated with disdain. Science has long since proven that a noon nap boosts a person's performance during the rest of the day. Hardly surprising then that there's a broad array of representative recliners and napping chairs available for rest areas in offices.

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The friendly Modern Age - a book review

by Thomas Wagner

The friendly Modern Age - a book review
More than a company history: “Projekt Vitra 1957-2007” - "Projekt Vitra" is the self-representation of a successful company. And yet the book, with its intelligent essays, with its products arranged like families for a wedding photo, with historical and contemporary pictures and documents, is more than a corporate history.
Buffaloes in the Swiss underground
Colorful dishes, perfectly seasoned

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A chair of distinction

by Markus Frenzl

A chair of distinction
Plastic Chairs for all! How one 1950s chair design became an expression of the desire for individuality that shapes our times.

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Credit where credit’s due

by Nina Reetzke

Credit where credit’s due
Weighing in at eight hundred pages in length, "The Story of Eames Furniture" indeed makes a promising impression. A variety of historical images showing Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames Office itself as well as legendary products such as the Lounge Chair, are a feast for the reader's eyes. Unfortunately, however, in places the book's content appears to be strongly influenced by the authors' subjective perspective on design history.

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Lights, Camera, Action, Love

by Claus Richter

Lights, Camera, Action, Love
The films of Charles and Ray Eames tell with their elegantly composed images the story of special beauty, of the beauty of the optimistic look at the simplest of things.
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My home by Vitra

by Sophia Muckle

My home by Vitra
Arguably, the idea that your own home might provide a castle, warding off the outside world, was a sentimental illusion even before the invention of WLAN. Let's face it, since time immemorial the interior has in addition to ornamental individualism been the private reversal of zeitgeist, economic development and technical invention.