Frame by Frame: Eames Designs for Film
DIRECTOR: CHARLES AND RAY EAMES
Known primarily for their midcentury modern architecture and furniture designs, the husband and wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were also prolific filmmakers, making 125 experimental, educational, and just plain entertaining shorts over the course of more than thirty years. This showcase offers a selection of their films.
S-73 Sofa Compact (10 mins 40 secs; 1954)
House: After 5 Years of Living (10 mins 40 secs; 1955)
Eames Lounge Chair (2 mins 15 secs; 1956)
Day of the Dead (15 mins; 1957)
Kaleidoscope Shop (4 mins; 1959)
IBM at the Fair (7 mins 30 secs; 1965)
Tops (7 mins 15 secs; 1969)
The Fiberglass Chairs (8 mins 39 secs; 1970)
Design Q&A (5 mins; 1972)
Powers of Ten (9 mins; 1977)
Total Runtime: 80 mins
Presented with the support of Herman Miller. Films courtesy of Eames Office and the Library of Congress.