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Friday, April 11, 2014

Lucia Eames (1930-2014)

Lucia Eames, daughter of Charles Eames and his first wife Catherine Woermann, died on April 1, 2014, at the age of 83.

After divorcing Woermann, Charles Eames married Ray Kaiser, with whom Lucia became very close. When Ray Eames died, ten years to the day after the passing of Charles Eames, Lucia took on the responsibility for the design legacy of Charles and Ray Eames at Ray's request. She was owner of the Eames Office for 26 years, and in the early 1990s she passed operational authority to the next generation of Eames family members.

In 1988 she gave an important collection of the Eames Archives materials to the Library of Congress, in accordance with the wishes of her father and stepmother. In 2004, she established the Eames Foundation to oversee the Eames House in Pacific Palisades, California.

From eamesfoundation.org


Three generations of the Eames family (Lucia at far left with Ray, Charles and four of her children)
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4 comments:

  1. Sorry to her of her passing, but I sure would love to visit the collection.

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    1. Can you imagine the wealth of design information in that archival material?

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    1. She was faithful to their wishes to the end.

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