MoMA Exclusive: For these Eames Playing Cards, the Eames Office took inspiration from a tissue-paper kite designed by Charles Eames in 1950. The simplicity of form and whimsical color-scheme were drawn directly from the original artifact, a high-design toy which reminds us to “Take your pleasure seriously.” Eames Playing Cards come in a letterpress printed box celebrating the house Charles and Ray designed and built. Made in the USA. The deck measures 3.5h x 2.5w x 0.5”d.
DesignerArt of Play and The Eames Office
SizeBox: 3.5h x 2.5w x 0.5"d
MaterialFSC Certified Paper, Vegetable Based Inks.
Year of Design2023
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Charles (1907–1978) and Ray (1912–1988) Eames were two of the most influential designers of the 20th century. In 1941, this husband-and-wife team founded their Los Angeles-based design practice, the Eames Office, and in the same year an important design by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, the Organic Chair, was exhibited at a MoMA exhibition celebrating the winning entries of its Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition. Eames designs have been featured in dozens of MoMA exhibitions, including New Furniture Designs by Charles Eames (1946), Prize Designs for Modern Furniture (1950), Plywood: Material, Process, Form (2011–2013) and The Value of Good Design (2019). Photography ©2023 Eames Office. LLC. All rights reserved.Discover the Eames Story
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