Wiele z projektów małżeństwa Eamsów jest niesamowitych, jak na czasy w których powstały, jak film „Powers of Ten”, czy szalony koncept przestrzeni IBM World’s Fair z 22 ekranami i hostem w ruchomej windzie.
„Powers of Ten” (1977):
„IBM at the Fair” (1964):
Proces pracy Eamsów, to „learn by doing”. Chyba najbardziej znane powiedzenie Charlesa to: „The details are not the details; they make the design”.
„Never delegate understanding,” Charles said. It would become a hallmark of Eames design, their secret ingredient.
Charles said, yeah, there’s a secret. First you have an idea, then you discard the idea, then you have 50 other ideas and you discard them, and then you do several models, and they don’t work, and you throw them out. And the secret is work and work and work and work and work.
Jak pracowali ze swoimi klientami?
They didn’t have contracts. They had a handshake. All those huge projects were done on a handshake.
„We’re going to give you the best product, but we can’t tell you what it’s going to cost.”
And for IBM and for Polaroid, and for Herman Miller, it was okay.