"Take your pleasure seriously." The axiom of Charles Eames is now artwork for your walls, one of four new $75 prints recently released by the Eames Foundation in collaboration with the digital design agency Nebo.
The designs come straight from the Eames Office archives, Nebo President Adam Harrell said. A second print emblazoned with Charles Eames mottos declares, "Innovate as a last resort," to which Harrell drew parallels to the landmark Eames House in Pacific Palisades, where Eames ingenuity turned standard off-the-shelf industrial components into an iconic piece of Midcentury Modern design.
The final two prints were derived from symbols used in Charles and Ray Eames' work. The first, a starburst, first appeared in the Eames House of Cards and remains the logo of the Eames Office. The second is a dot pattern inspired by 1940s Ray Eames fabric designs.
"We felt it important to make sure that the we represented both Charles and Ray in the work," Harrell said by email, "as they were truly a design team."