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Eames wool blanket

By Vitra

£295.00

  • Description

    Like no other colour, black evokes a timeless elegance. Vitra has applied this insight to the new Black Collection, which presents several new accessories and design objects along with re-editions of classic pieces – all in shades of black.

    Like many other legendary 20th-century architects and designers, Charles and Ray Eames, too, spent time designing textiles to realise their ideas in terms of colours, shapes and materials.

    The "Dot Pattern" was created in 1947 in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The pattern consists of variations of a graphic design made up of crosses and dots to become a large composition, and demonstrates references to the abstract paintings by Ray Eames from the 1930s.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: 135 x 200cm

    Materials: 100% Merino lamb's wool, made using the Jacquard weaving technique.

    Characteristics: Merino lamb's wool is a high-quality natural fibre that comes from the first shearing of the Merino lamb. It is extremely lightweight, fine and soft and offers optimum heat exchange.

    Quality: A great deal of technical and manual expertise is required to process the high quality natural fibres. It is for this reason that the blankets by Vitra are made by a German blanket manufacturing company with more than 100 years of experience in processing natural fibres. The high-quality implementation of the designs requires a great deal of handicraft.

  • Designer
    Charles & Ray Eames

    Charles Eames, born 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri, studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis and opened his own office together with Charles M. Gray in 1930. In 1935 he founded an architectural firm with Robert T. Walsh. After receiving a fellowship in 1938 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, he moved to Michigan and assumed a teaching position in the design department the following year. In 1940, he and Eero Saarinen won first prize for their joint entry in the competition Organic Design in Home Furnishings organized by the New York Museum of Modern Art. During the same year, Eames became head of the department of industrial design at Cranbrook, and in 1941 he married Ray Kaiser.

    Ray Eames, née Bernice Alexandra Kaiser, was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. She attended the May Friend Bennet School in Millbrook, New York, and continued studies in painting under Hans Hofmann through 1937. During this year she exhibited her work in the first exhibition of the American Abstract Artists group at the Riverside Museum in New York. She matriculated at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1940 and married Charles Eames the following year.

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  • Delivery

    4-6 weeks

£295.00
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