Charley and Ray where a very innovative duo. During Charley's childhood he worked in a steel factory, where he gained all his knowledge about engineering, physics, design, and craftsmanship. From there he began to design and create innovative designs with his wife Ray many years later. During the 1940's during WWII they were commissioned by the navy to produce molded plywood splints, stretchers and experimental glider shells. In 1946, Evans Products began producing the Eameses’ molded plywood furniture. Their molded plywood chair was called “the chair of the century” by the influential architectural critic Esther McCoy. In 1949, Charles and Ray designed and built their own home in Pacific Palisades in California. Their design and revolutionary innovative use of materials made this house a mecca for architects and designers from all over the world. To this day, it is considered one of the most important post-war residences built anywhere in the world. As of now production of their company was taken over by Herman Miller, Inc, which still continues to produce furniture for the United States today.

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