Royal couple of California modernism to be honored

The extraordinary — and never open to the public — Case Study House #9 designed by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen for “Arts and Architecture” magazine publisher, John Entenza in the Pacific Palisades will be the venue for the Museum of California Design’s October 3rd Award Benefit and Auction honoring Charles and Ray Eames.

Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic of the Los Angeles Times, will present the museum’s Henry Award to the Eames’ grandchildren, Eames Demetrios and Lucia Dewey Atwood.

Chatting with arts•meme, Museum Director Bill Stern, who gives his detailed attention to this event every year, noted, “The extraordinary quality of Eames design is perhaps more apparent today than 50 years ago. If you drive down Beverly Blvd., the entire window of Design Within Reach is Eames furniture. It’s the appropriate time to honor Charles and Ray Eames.”

“And … where better to honor them than in the house that Charles designed with the great Finnish-American architect/designer Eero Saarinen?” he added.

“It looks out over Santa Monica Canyon, Will Rogers beach, and the endless Pacific Ocean,” said Stern. “It’s as ultra-California as you can get. It’s the quintessential modern home.”

Museum of California Design benefit | Sunday Oct 3 | info

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