“Essential Eames: Icons of 20th Century Design” Exhibition

  • When: 20 March - 28 June 2015 | 10.30 – 21.00
  • Where: Gallery 2, TCDC

“The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests”. - Charles Eames.

Following its success in Hong Kong, Jakarta,Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore, “Essential Eames: Icons of 20th Century Design” Exhibition is a Herman Miller original exhibition that will be making the rounds to Bangkok, Thailand for the first time.

TCDC in collaboration with Herman Miller and Chanintr Living present the Essential Eames, a design-oriented exhibition elaborating how ideas and creations can become immortal and remain influential in contemporary life. The exhibition will capture the spirit and
philosophy behind the most famous couple in design, Charles and Ray Eames. Well-recognized icons in the world of design, their impact in the area of furniture design is in particular unparalleled.

Based on the book, “An Eames Primer”, authored by the design duo's grandson Eames Demetrios, the exhibition will trace the life and work of the couple who are credited with “…changing the way the 20th Century sat down” by the Washington Post. Many are surprised to learn than not only furniture, the duo also created many other masterpieces in architecture, exhibitions, toys and films that incorporate elements of art and science as well as design, architecture, functionality and aesthetic.

Essential Eames: Icons of 20th Century Design is a temporary design exhibition that explores the spirit, the philosophy, the idea and the creativity of Charles and Ray Eames – the legendary design maestros whose works profoundly shape contemporary lifestyle and revolutionize furniture design since the 50s. The exhibition covers architecture, furniture, exhibition design, films, toys, and philosophy in various interactive zones. Visitors will get to see rare and never-before-seen images, sketches and collector’s pieces from Herman Miller’s own archive including a special chair designed for Pope John Paul II, vintage fiberglass Eames shell chair as well as over 90 pieces of furniture and also more than 125 interesting film designed by the Eameses including ‘Glimpses of the U.S.A’ and ‘Powers of Ten’.

Free Admission
For inquiry, please contact TCDC Information Counter, tel. 02 664 8448 ext. 213, 214.

About Eames Office
The Eames Office is dedicated to communicating, preserving and extending the work of Charles and Ray Eames. All three of those dimensions are important to keeping the office useful and vital. Eames Office believes that Charles and Ray’s work was the result of a way of looking at the world—a design philosophy and process that is worth sharing in many different dimensions— and creating wholly new works is as consistent with that philosophy as restoring and distributing classic ones.


About Herman Miller
Herman Miller’s inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services help people do great things and organizations to perform at their best. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Herman Miller’s designs can be found in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global leader. In 2013, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was named among the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers by Industry Week. Herman Miller is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.


About Chanintr Living
Founded in 1994 with the purpose of bringing refined quality living to Thailand, Chanintr Living is the leading retailer of luxury home furnishings with exclusive representation of well-known brands in 11 stores in Bangkok, Siam Paragon, Thonglor, The Promenade and Phuket. Chanintr Living is an exclusive authorized Herman Miller Retailer in Thailand.



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