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The World of Charles and Ray Eames exhibition and book

World of Charles and Ray Eames

Fans of mid-century design won't want to miss out on The World of Charles and Ray Eames, an exhibition opening at London's Barbican on 21 October. And, if you aren't able to make it, check out the book and accompanying exhibition range for all things Eames. 

The exhibition first. It's on until 14 February, and is curated with the blessing of the Eames Office. It includes everything from personal letters and photographs to multi-media installations and, of course, some of their famous furniture designs to give an insight into their work and lives. 

The accompanying book – shown above – is edited by the exhibition's curator, Catherine Ince, and should have a shelf life long after the exhibition is over. A hefty 320 pages, it promises new sources and unpublished material, with specially commissioned texts by leading design experts. 

And then there's the exhibition shop. There are some nice prints, including the one shown below, based on a photograph of Charles Eames of their wire chairs and wooden blackbird. 

Tickets for the show are £14.50 full price, while you can buy a copy of the book for  £45. 

Find out more about the exhibition here or you can order the book at Amazon.

There are also some related Eames products in the Barbican shop here

Wire chair Eames print