Xerjoff Magazine

The Extraordinary Designer Couple


The Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein/Basel (Charles- Eames-Straße 2), dedicates four exhibitions that will be open to visitors until February 25th, 2018 to Charles and Ray Eames, who are counted among the most important designers of the 20th century.

With their furniture, films, books, exhibitions and media installations, they have influenced generations of designers. The focal point of the exhibition is the major retrospective “Charles & Ray Eames. The Power of Design”. Hosted in the main structure of the Vitra Design Museum, the exhibition offers a complete overview of the works and the life of the husband-and-wife. In the Fire Station, a selection of more than 100 Eames films will be presented under the title “Ideas and Information. The Eames Films”. In the Vitra Design Museum Gallery, the exhibition “Play Parade”. An Eames Exhibition for Kids” invites visitors to discover and try out the many toys created by the famous couple. Finally, the Vitra Schaudepot features the exhibition “Kazam! The Furniture Experiments of Charles & Ray Eames”, which includes almost all of the Eames prototypes and experimental models. An extensive program of conferences and workshops, held by important people of the designer world will provide a deeper understanding of the Eameses’ ideas and show the extent of their continuing influence on today’s world.