The Eameses approached life as an ongoing quest where their own learning and growth was channeled into efforts from which the whole world could do the same. Today at the Eames Institute, we look to their example to forge a better tomorrow.
From scraps and scribbles to maquettes and models, the Eames Collection offers a glimpse of rarely seen artifacts that illustrate Ray Eames’s unique working methods and iconic collaborations.
What is the Eames Institute?
The Eames Institute is a non-profit public charity that aims to equip everyone with the lessons of Ray and Charles Eames—the groundbreaking designers who helped shape the 20th century. We are stewards of the Eames Ranch, the former home of Charles’s daughter Lucia Eames, as well as the Eames Collection, the world’s most comprehensive and unique collection of Eames designs and related ephemera in the world. Through programs like Kazam! Magazine, we aim to show how the trailblazing duo’s optimistic vision remains as powerful as ever.
Containing tens of thousands of artifacts, the Eames Collection is a one-of-a-kind record of Ray and Charles’s extraordinary partnership that encapsulates their unique methodologies and diverse interests. The Eames Institute is responsible for stewarding this remarkable body of work and making it accessible to everyone.
Explore the Latest from the Eames Collection
As the Eames Institute works to fully document, conserve, preserve, and archive the Eames Collection, we offer an ever-growing series of online exhibitions for you to explore the world of Ray and Charles.
The Ever-Evolving Eames Aluminum Group
The Eames Aluminum Group originated as outdoor furniture for a specific architectural commission, but has subsequently become one of the most recognizable and successful Eames designs.This link opens the post, "The Ever-Evolving Eames Aluminum Group"
Return to Sender
From promotional tools created by the Eameses, to communication devices from a bygone era, postcards offer a unique window into Ray and Charles’s world.This link opens the post, "Return to Sender"
Our Online Magazine
At the Eames Institute, design is a way of seeing, thinking, acting, and reacting to the world around us. Inspired by the Eameses’ insatiable curiosity, Kazam! Magazine offers stories about people, projects, and ideas that are shaping a better tomorrow.
The Eames Ranch
A storied location that serves as the spiritual home for the Eames Collection and Ray and Charles’s iterative approach to design, the Eames Ranch will soon be a prototype for regenerative agriculture, water conservation, and land stewardship.