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.
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.