Like many other legendary 20th-century architects and designers, Charles and Ray Eames, too, spent time designing textiles to realize their ideas in terms of colours, shapes and materials. The ÒDot PatternÓ was created in 1947 in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The pattern consists of variations of a graphic design made up of crosses and dots to become a large composition, and demonstrates references to the abstract paintings by Ray Eames from the 1930s.
The quality of an interior does not start and end with the larger objects. As much as our sense of well-being at home is influenced by the choice and composition of furniture, lighting and textiles, itÕs the small things Ð the various accessories, pictures, plants, mementos and occasional finds we have collected Ð that play a key role in our emotional attachment to the home. Over the past decades, few designers have been as cognisant of this fact as Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard and George Nelson. In the mid-twentieth century, they created interiors in which small objects and accessories always held a prominent place. The current series of Classic Trays emerged from this context. The serving trays are available in a variety of motifs.
While furniture is undoubtedly the core element of any interior design, it takes the addition of decorative and personal items to create an atmospherically rich and vibrant collage for the home. Fabric, colours, lighting, objects and accessories help create the aesthetic character of a room and allow interiors to be adapted to changing moods and requirements. Natural motifs have played an important role in interior decoration since the earliest known examples and are also reflected in the work of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Milled from natural maple and sanded smooth, the wooden L'Oiseau figure recalls the clarity of wood objects in Nordic folk art. The L'Oiseau wooden bird adds an appealing touch to modern interiors without becoming cute or even kitschy like many other animal figures.
Used instead of simple hooks, the brightly coloured wooden balls of the 'Hang it all' coat rack are aimed at encouraging children to literally hang up all their things. Thanks to the uniform distance between the balls, multiple coat racks can be mounted alongside one another for additional storage. 'Hang it all' is a cheerful alternative to boring coat hooks Ð and not just for children's rooms. The original colour composition of 'Hang it all' was conceived by Ray Eames. In celebration of what would have been her 100th birthday in December 2012, Vitra and the Eames Office developed three new versions of the coat rack in fresh hues of red, green and white.
The Rotary Tray is a contemporary rendering of the classic etagere by Jasper Morrison. Thanks to its simple shape and subtle colours, the Rotary Tray complements any interior style and lends itself to many different uses. Whether in the kitchen or on the dining room table, in a bathroom or entryway, at the office or in a child's room: the Rotary Tray offers a decorative way to tidy up any space.