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The Keeper Of The Eames Family Legacy Is Creating A World All His Own

He’s the grandson of some of the world’s most famous designers, Charles and Ray Eames.

Eames Demetrios. Photo courtesy of Eames Demetrios.

In the years following World War II, Charles and Ray Eames helped redefine the American aesthetic, beginning with a simple, iconic, mass-produced chair. For decades, the married couple produced ubiquitous work that helped shape the field of modern design, and when Charles died in 1978 and Ray followed 10 years later, the daunting task of preserving that legacy was passed down to Charles’ daughter and Ray’s stepdaughter, Lucia Eames. After Lucia passed away in 2014, the responsibility was transferred to her own son, artist Eames Demetrios.

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