“To excel in the structuring of a problem, we must be committed to a concern for quality in everything in the world around us. We must learn to care deeply.”
- Charles Eames from slide show Excellence, G.E.M. 1967
In 2004, Lucia Eames and the Eames family embraced Charles’ vision of “caring deeply” by establishing the Eames Foundation. According to Lucia, Charles’ daughter:
“We have to make the work of Charles and Ray relevant to the future. The house will always give a feel for their approach. It’s very tangible, almost primary source material… Charles and Ray had this blend of vision and pragmatism. I think the Foundation represents the pragmatic part—it’s the physical object, the place where they created their visions. But they can’t be separated. So if it’s just this highfalutin philosophical exercise… well, the world doesn’t need another foundation like that. But the world perhaps could use another foundation that values both sides of the equation.”
- From an interview with Paul Makovsky, in Metropolis January 2005 issue.
We invite you to join us in advancing the history, process, and enjoyment of the Eames legacy.
Eames Foundation Board of Directors:
From Left to Right: Llisa Demetrios, Eames Demetrios, Byron Atwood, Carla Atwood Hartman
and Lucia Dewey Atwood; seated: Lucia Eames. Click here for bios.
The Charles and Ray Eames House Preservation Foundation, Inc. was established in 2004 in order to preserve and protect the Eames House and to provide educational experiences that celebrate the creative legacy of Charles and Ray Eames. It is a not-for-profit organization officially recognized by the IRS as an organization described within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Code.