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Post by Wildcat445 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:25 pm

Stupid question of the day. Everybody has the answer but me.

What is the "Eames era?" When was the Eames era? Seems to be a big deal on THE BAY. "Deco, mid century Eames era." Who was Eames and what was his/her claim to fame? Why was this era named after Eames?

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Post by willy3486 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:38 pm

Wasn't his biggest claim to fame chairs? I was thinking he was the guy who came out with the chrome or aluminum framed chairs with molded plywood. He may have also did the fiberglass chairs as well. Seems like his stuff was big in the 50s and 60s.

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:20 pm

There is a PBS program floating around about the husband and wife design team.. Here are a few of his seat creations.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=herman+miller+eames+chair&FORM=HDRSC2

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Post by Dr. Radio on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:21 pm

Here you go Wildcat....

People are just trying to "cash in" on an era of innovated design by these two:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_and_Ray_Eames
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Post by Wildcat445 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:40 pm

"The most influential designer of the 20th Century." So this dude, actually a dude and his dudette, were the bomb in the 20th century, especially if you wanted to live in a house made of scrap metal. Big deal.

This makes the Eames (pronounced IMES) era the entire 20th century, huh? If the guy was born in 1907 and passed in 1978, he only lived 71 years, not quite 3/4 of a century. Still the ENTIRE century is called the Eames era. Phooey. He couldn't possibly been the greatest designer if I never even heard of him. Sounds like Ebay flippers use "Eames era" as a CYA type description. It is hard to advertise a radio as Eames era and not hit someplace in the 20th century!

Thanks to everyone who responded. I learned TWO things today.

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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:06 am

Don't forget that other designer of the early 20th century, Art Deco!

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Post by Ron Pond on Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:40 am

19&41 wrote:Don't forget that other designer of the early 20th century, Art Deco!

Don't forget his cousin, Art Nouveau..........
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Post by willy3486 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:03 am

I think one of the standouts of the 20th century was Raymond Loewy. Most people have probably never heard of him but his work is far fetching, I bet you have either owned or seen something he designed. He did everything from signs, cars to radios.

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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:06 am

There are a number of designers that that contributed pleasant style to things in everyday use. Here is another. You may know the designs more than the name Walter Dorwin Teague.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=walter+dorwin+teague&qpvt=walter+dorwin+teague&FORM=IGRE

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Post by stromberg6 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:09 pm

Eames, schmeames. As long as a chair is comfortable, I like it. Bozo sellers on epay think they will generate more interest and bucks if "Eames Era" is part of the listing. If the buyers go for it, who cares. I've seen RCA clock radios worth maybe 10.00 if that listed for much more because they were in the "Eames Era". I agree: PHOOEY! Or, "fui!" in the original German.

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Post by repairtech on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:25 pm

19&41 wrote:Don't forget that other designer of the early 20th century, Art Deco!

AND......!

Lest we forget, the great PASTA KING......... "Al Dente" Rolling Eyes

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Post by Ben Delk on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:30 pm

For my money the furniture designer in the 20 the centry was
Gustav Stickley. Premium wood is always "king".
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Post by Ron Ramirez on Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:53 pm

The first time I saw references to "Eames era," I thought someone was referring to the Ames Brothers and had misspelled the name...as you know, spelling and grammar are not strong points of many eBay sellers...

"Eames era" The+Ames+Brothers
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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:49 pm

I believe Ed Was the carpenter of that group, demonstrating his prowess on The Tonight Show a number of years back. affraid

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Post by Wildcat445 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:09 pm

Ed Ames also played Mingo on "Daniel Boone" many years ago. Jimmy Dean also played on that show, and, being a huge JD fan, I should be able to remember the character he played, but I am having a "senior moment." Ed Ames had a fairly good solo career, with "Who Will Answer", circa 1968 being one of his bigger hits.

A carpenter? Would you care to 'splain?

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Post by Dr. Radio on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:03 pm

WC-

Copied from Wikipedia:

"Country Western singer-actor Jimmy Dean was a featured actor as Josh Clements during the 1968–1970 seasons. "

Speaking of Ed Ames, I believe this was a bigger hit for him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG_8vIEGCXk&sns=em

How he held that last note, I'll never know....
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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:27 pm

Wildcat445 wrote:Ed Ames also played Mingo on "Daniel Boone" many years ago. Jimmy Dean also played on that show, and, being a huge JD fan, I should be able to remember the character he played, but I am having a "senior moment." Ed Ames had a fairly good solo career, with "Who Will Answer", circa 1968 being one of his bigger hits.

A carpenter? Would you care to 'splain?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L5QC9ZJkM8

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Post by Wildcat445 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:40 pm

I remember that one. Thanks. I thought the character played by Jimmy Dean on "Daniel Boone" was an odder name than Josh Clements. I was thinking of the name "Israel", but that was the name of Daniel Boone's son. Thanks for refreshing my sometimes failing memory.

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:47 pm

It looks like he played a few characters on Daniel Boone. Here is a TV credit list.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0212818/filmoseries

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