Design

The design genius of Charles + Ray Eames: Eames Demetrios on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

The legendary design team Charles and Ray Eames made films, houses and classic midcentury modern furniture. Eames Demetrios, their grandson, shows rarely seen films and archival footage in a lively, loving tribute to their creative process. Demetrios also talks about how his own work has been influenced by his grandparents’ legacy. (Recorded at TED2007, February 2007 in Monterey, California. Duration: 15:09)

Twitter URL: http://on.ted.com/1O

Watch Eames Demetrios’ 2007 talk on TED.com where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 475+ TEDTalks.

Get TED delivered:
Subscribe to the TEDTalks video podcast via RSS >>
Subscribe to the iTunes video podcast
Subscribe to the iTunes audio podcast
Get updates via Twitter >>
Join our Facebook fan page >>

Subscribe to the TED Blog >>

Comments (1)

  • David Lockman commented on Jul 15 2009

    A really entertaining look at the Eames’ legacy of brilliant design, and a very creative, holistic way of looking at the world. We are all richer for their contribution to design, to film, and for the leadership they showed. I especially liked the challenge issued, in Charles Eames’ voice, to rethink what we are doing and how we are doing it. Real progress is what happens when people question the status quo, and ask if we can’t do better.