Today’s “See” segment of Loving’s Five Senses is dedicated toÂ the mid-century husband and wife design powerhouse, Charles and Ray Eames. The documentaryÂ Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the PainterÂ will beÂ broadcast nationally, today, Monday, December 19 from 10-11:30 p.m ET on PBS and is narrated by, none other than, Â James Franco!
The IFC Center has been playing this documentary for a couple of weeks now and I got a chance to see it last Saturday. So inspiring! Despite being the inventors of my most prizedÂ possessionÂ (an antique leather Eames Lounge Chair)Â I knew very little about Charles and Ray.Â Go figure.Â Turns out this documentaryÂ is the only film that explores the link between their artistic collaboration and marriage since the death of Charles Eames in 1978. The documentary utilizes a full range of films, love letters, photographs & artifacts to create a nearly complete picture of the most influential designers in post-World War II America. It fully exposes the pro & cons of living and working together as a creative team.
For your daydreams, me Lady, here is a picture of the incredibly comfortable baseball-glove-like lounge chair mentioned above. Its pure heaven to sit in. Enjoy!