On June 2, author and filmmaker Eames Demetrios discusses the design philosophy and legacy of his grandparents, Modernists Charles and Ray Eames, at a free talk at The Toby at The Indianapolis Museum of Art. The evening is sponsored by Indiana Modern, an affinity group of Indiana Landmarks, with the Indianapolis Museum of Art and support from the Cornelius O’Brien Lecture Series Concerning Historic Preservation.
Charles and Ray Eames worked in architecture, furniture, industrial and graphic design, art, photography, and film. Their output has stood the test of time and given them revered status among admirers of modern design. Demetrios directs the Eames Office and heads the eponymous foundation that is restoring the couple’s home in Pacific Palisades, CA.
Mr. Demetrios will also discuss the restoration of the California house, a National Historic Landmark. The Eameses designed the groundbreaking house, Case Study House #8, on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Built within a matter of days in 1949 of pre-fabricated steel parts intended for industrial construction, it attracts thousands of visitors each year.