When it comes to the influence on modern architecture and furniture in 19th century American design... Charles and Ray Eames is at the top of most everybody's list...
-check out 30 examples of their furniture designs below:
Charles Eames (1907-78) and Ray Eames (1912-88) gave shape to America's twentieth century. Their lives and work represented the nation's defining social movements: the West Coast's coming-of-age, the economy's shift from making goods to the producing information, and the concept of modern design as an agent of social change, elevating it to a national agenda. Their evolution from furniture designers to cultural ambassadors demonstrated their boundless talents and the overlap of their interests with those of their country. -loc.gov
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