Ray Eames / In the Spotlight

Ray Eames : In the Spotlight

The exhibition was curated by Charles and Ray's granddaughter, Carla Hartman. Carla is the daughter of Charles's daughter, Lucia. 
A lot of love went into this and a vast majority of the material has never been on public display. It's a special tribute to Ray's brilliance.

Carla with Grandpa Charles
Photo by Lucia Eames, courtesy of Carla Hartman, Via Denver Post

Prototype base on a Zenith rope edge chair, made with director and close Eames friend Billy Wilder in mind.

Wilder often served as a test pilot during the prototype phase, particularly in the lounge chair department.
Oh yeah, Hawk House sighting.
Source: Life

Speaking of Wilder, Ray worked on a typography design for his film, Love in the Afternoon.
The Eames Chaise (ES 106) is in the background. See the Wilder connection in this video by Daniel Ostroff, here

The end product

 Eames / Saarinen MoMA Organic Competition cabinet . Ray's supplies are in the drawers.

Caninet, as seen in the studio at the Eames House
Source: Life

Much of the exhibition is an exploration into Ray's design process.

Ray designed eight Arts & Architecture covers

From Hans Hoffman to the Eames, when they lived in the Neutra-designed Strathmore apartments. See it here.

Molded plywood display

It includes a leg splint sculpture drawings on the right. More about those here.  

Sea Things design

1959 prototype toy house for Revell

The toy was never produced
Source: Eames Design, Neuhart and Eames

The house could also be constructed in a multi-level format. I'd live here. 
Source: Eames Design, Neuhart and Eames

What's seen here is just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much to see that I'm going to have to go back a few times.
You have until May 4th. Don't miss it!

It's being held at Art Center College of Design, Hillside Campus, so it's a 2 for 1. The building was designed by Craig Ellwood.

More information about the exhibition can be found here

See the post about the Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design exhibition that just ended in Sacramento, here. I only noticed a few repeats between the two exhibitions. I think some paintings and maybe a dress or two.