Art history

Saint Laurent are exhibiting original Eames designs
By Barry Pierce | Art | 1 February 2024

Charles and Ray Eames were famed for their furniture designs that took the language of functional furniture and morphed it into something you’d love to have in your home. Naturally, they have a huge fan in Anthony Vaccarello.

Saint Laurent Rive Droite Los Angeles is presenting an exclusive exhibition in collaboration with Eames Office featuring seven limited-edition Plywood Sculptures by Charles and Ray Eames. For the first time, the limited-edition Plywood Sculpture is on public display in Los Angeles,
 the city where it was first created by the Eameses in 1943. An abstract, three-feet tall organic shape,
 the moulded Plywood Sculpture is not only a beautiful work of contemporary art, but also marks
 a technological breakthrough and important milestone in 20th-century design.

Happening at the same time as the Palm Springs Modernism Week, the exhibition at the Saint Laurent Rive Droite store in Los Angeles will feature seven numbered Plywood Sculptures, as well as related artwork by Charles and Ray Eames such as drawings, photos and the 1952 film Blacktop.


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