The 15 Things Charles and Ray Eames Teach Us is an excerpt from an essay by Keith Yamashita:
1. Keep good company 2. Notice the ordinary 3. Preserve the ephemeral 4. Design not for the elite but for the masses 5. Explain it to a child 6. Get lost in the content 7. Get to the heart of the matter 8. Never tolerate “O.K. anything.” 9. Remember your responsibility as a storyteller 10. Zoom out 11. Switch 12. Prototype it 13. Pun 14. Make design your life… and life, your design. 15. Leave something behind.
The legacy of Ray and Charles Eames extends far beyond their classic furniture pieces. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to design long before that was the norm, the Eameses created over 100 short films between 1950 and 1982. Join DWR, in conjunction with Eames Foundation and Herman Miller, as we celebrate their film legacy. We’ll be screening seven films with a total running time of about 60 minutes. Attendees are encouraged to stay for a discussion following the screenings. New York screening details.