How to Visit
The Eames House is open to the public for exterior self-guided visits as well as private interior tours. Reservations are required in advance, please. Click here for details about these visits, our general hours and instructions on how to make a reservation.
Eames Foundation Holiday Hours
Monday, November 23: Open 10am to 4pm
Tuesday, November 24: Open 10am to 4pm
Wednesday, November 25: Closed
Thursday, November 26: Closed
Friday, November 27: Open 10am to 4pm
Saturday, November 28: Open 10am to 4pm
December 2015/ January 2016
Open according to our regular hours through Saturday, December 19, 2015. Regular hours will begin again after the holiday starting on Monday, January 3, 2016.
Monday, December 21: Open 10am to 4pm
Tuesday, December 22: Closed
Wednesday, December 23: Closed
Thursday, December 24: Closed
Friday, December 25: Closed
Saturday, December 26: Open 10am to 4pm
Monday, December 28: Open 10am to 4pm
Tuesday, December 29: Closed
Wednesday, December 30: Closed
Thursday, December 31: Closed
Friday, January 1: Closed
Saturday, January 2: Open 10am to 4pm
We love hearing stories and examples of how Charles and Ray have inspired others. It enriches our understanding of the House and of the significance of the Eameses’ approach to design. Thanks to visitor Ned Sawyer, architect and former resident of Case Study Apartment No. 1, for sharing his personal story about living in the “Triad”.
Thank you to all our supporters who have purchased Eames Foundation prints in support of the Eames House. See embossing detail!
Please consider supporting us by checking out these prints at http://www.eameshouse250.org. All funds raised will enable on-going conservation work on the House and its contents under our 250 Year Project. Thank you to all the folks at Nebo, for gifting us with this inspiring, award-winning website. We are thrilled that Design Within Reach has partnered with us to spread the word about this project, and that our Founding Sponsors Herman Miller and Vitra have supported the campaign via the Authenticity Fund.
Charles and Ray
Charles and Ray Eames are well-known for their contributions to furniture and industrial design, films, exhibitions, toys and architecture. They approached problem solving as an adventure, combining discipline with a sense of play. Together with the multi-talented Eames Office staff, the pair set a standard for design excellence that still inspires current generations.
Come visit us at the Eames House… and gain a greater understanding of the Eameses’ work. As Eames Demetrios, Chairman of the Board, wrote in An Eames Primer: “The journey of creating this house—and the finished product—resonate with many of the themes of their other work: the guest/host relationship, the honest use of materials, universalizing from the specific, and, above all, the learn-by-doing process.”
Charles once said, “Eventually everything connects—people, ideas, objects… the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se… I don’t believe in this ‘gifted few’ concept, just in people doing things they are really interested in doing. They have a way of getting good at whatever it is”.
We are delighted to share the joy and philosophy of Charles and Ray Eames and to preserve the Eames House for future generations to delight in.