Many are familiar with their iconic mid-century modern chairs, and perhaps even their short 1968 educational film, Powers of Ten. But there is a deeper story behind the influential duo design team of Charles and Ray Eames. The Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA) invited filmmaker Bill Jersey to present his recent documentary, Eames: The Painter and the Architect, this past Thursday night at Columbus’ Gateway Film Center.
A small group from the CG office was part of the 170+ audience composed of creatives from the local community who viewed the screening. Afterwards, many attendees participated in a Q&A with the producer. The film not only takes a deep journey inside the studio walls of the Eames office, but also looks at the lesser-known personal lives of Charles and Ray. The film includes insightful interviews from some of the individuals who worked directly with the Eames. Additionally, behind-the-scene clips show the extent of the their extraordinary genius and influence.
If you have not had the fortune of catching a screening in your area, you can purchase your own copy on DVD.