Eames Office The Coloring Toy is a boxed set of 16 crayons, 8 die-cut panels and butterfly clips that was designed in 1955 by Charles and Ray Eames. Intended as a way for children to explore color, drawing, shapes and imaginative play, it’s been re-issued for a whole new generation of MCM lovers and their kids. Read more
Wondering what to get the Mid Century Modern Design Lover for the holidays? You still have time! Here are 20+ terrific options that any enthusiast of the genre would appreciate. From stocking stuffers to home decor, these iconic pieces by the likes of George Nelson, Alexander Girard, Charles and Ray Eames, Kay Bojensen and more range in price and size. Read more
designjunction of the UK is launching “A Child’s Dream” next month, their second event to raise funds and awareness for Teddy’s Wish*. This year the iconic Eames Elephant, originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames, will be customized by 21 artists and presented as an art installation before being auctioned off for charity. Read more
The classic Eames style side shell fiberglass chair gets a shimmery treatment from artist Krink and Modernica. Read more
I love chairs. And typography, So both Tim Fishlock’s and Blue Ant Studio’s beautiful prints are right up my alley/in my wheelhouse/my cup of tea… you get the picture.
Typeseat by Tim Fishlock
First, Fishlock’s Typeseat is a limited edition screenprint featuring classic chairs as the letters of the alphabet.
Here Tim explains some background to the edition:
“A lot of my work explores symbols and the idea of pictorial shorthand. I’m fascinated by the alphabet, how most of the letters began as pictures, icons from another era. Social and cultural change and aesthetic trends have been reflected in the Roman alphabet as it’s been refined over the centuries. Few objects reflect this cultural change as distinctly as the chair. An Eames lounger or a Panton chair are effective shorthand for the aesthetic trends of the day.
Typeseat is my attempt at creating a pictorial alphabet made up of some of the most iconic chairs of the twentieth century.”
A limited edition of 300 prints available.
Dimensions: 50 x 70cm
buy it here
Alphabet & Chair Posters from Blue Ant Studio.
I’d be remiss to speak of a poster about classic modern chairs and the alphabet without mentioning Blue Ant Studio and their wonderful selection of prints. Here are three that incorporate classic modern chairs (and are very affordable):
Above are just three of their beautiful prints, shop for these and more at Blue Ant Studio.
The Molded Plastic Chair (or Shell chair) that Mid-Century Modern design lovers have grown to covet is the epitome of the Eames process. Since its launch in 1950, details like color and height options, shock mounts, base variations, and use of upholstery have received constant improvements. Read more
Designer Paolo Giordano of Italy created limited editions of these stunning ornate cast bronze and aluminum versions of the mid-century modern classic LCW chairs as an homage to Ray & Charles Eames. The chairs have identical silhouettes to the original wood chairs but are intricately engraved bronze and aluminum versions. Read more
As a company Herman Miller is known for great design and working for a better world around you. Their new DESIGN FOR YOU contest, which began September 8 and continues through November 2nd, is a smart marketing ploy for Herman Miller to add people to their database. By entering, you are signing up for the Herman Miller Lifework (Retail) e-mail subscription. The more people who enter, the better the prizes. Read more