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Charles Eames
US-American designer and architect, born on 17.07.1907 in St. Louis Missouri.
Charles Eames studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis and opened his own architectural practice in 1930.
In 1940, together with Eero Saarinen, Eames won the "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition organized by the
Museums of Modern Art in New York. In the same year, Eames became head of the department of industrial design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. 
In 1941, together with his wife Ray during the 2nd World War, on behalf of the U.S. government and various
aircraft manufacturers he developed aircraft parts, leg braces and stretchers made of three-dimensionally shaped plywood panels.
From the technique of bending plywood under steam, he derived various furniture designs. Among others, the famous Ply Wood Group.
This gave Eames the inspiration to design a functional and modern club chair. Charles Eames developed a lounge chair which found it´s conception in 1956. As an outstanding product, the Lounge Chair is still valid today and has lost none of its appeal.
The lounge chair is a laminated wood construction, based on a star-shaped swivel base and equipped with leather cushions. The wooden shells are flexibly connected by shockmounts, so they can bounce. On the leather cushions, classic button elements can be found. The so-called Ottoman can be used as a foot extension or stool.
Charles Eames thus contributed to the essential development of the US-American post-war design and inspired designers until today, especially through his functional furniture designs. Charles Eames died on 21.08.1978 at the age of 71 in Missouri.