what to explore today: “the world of charles and ray eames” at the barbican
this morning across the pond in london, the barbican opened its doors to “the world of charles and ray eames,” an exhibition celebrating the husband-and-wife duo whose love of creative experimentation brought a groundbreaking sense of wonder to mid-century american design.
the eameses were the embodiment of the adage, “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”: they lived in and through their work, instilling it with their inimitable and contagious joie de vivre. while best known for their far-reaching influence on the worlds of furniture design and architecture, the twosome played with a variety of other mediums including photography, sculpture, painting and film.
(and on that note, we once spent an entire day joyfully lost in watching their complete collection of highly-stylized short films. highly recommend it.)
if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in london between now and next february, take the opportunity to view photographs, multi-media installations, and personal letters on display at the barbican. we think you’ll be inspired to, like the eameses, do things a little differently.
“the world of charles and ray eames” is on now through February 14, 2016, at the barbican in london.