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The Timeless Legacy of Ray Eames: How She Redefined Design and Inspired Generations

AIA CES program ID: GMG.0015

Approved LUs: .5 LU|Elective

Prerequisites: None

Program level: Entry

Advance learner preparation: None

Join the She Builds Podcast as they uncover the fascinating life and groundbreaking work of Ray Eames, a pioneering designer who, alongside her husband Charles, transformed the world of design and architecture. Throughout the episode, the hosts delve into Ray’s innovative use of materials, her dedication to creating accessible and mass-produced designs, and her enduring impact on the world of furniture design. From her early years in California to her time at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and her influential collaborations with Eero Saarinen and Herman Miller, listeners will learn about Ray’s journey to become one of the most celebrated designers of the 20th century. Don’t miss this episode to hear the untold story of a woman whose legacy continues to inspire designers today.

Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze Ray Eames’ innovative use of materials in furniture design, including her contributions to the development of mass-produced furniture and the importance of accessibility in design.
  2. Evaluate Ray Eames’ impact on the world of furniture design, from her collaborations with influential designers like Eero Saarinen and Herman Miller to her enduring legacy in the industry today.
  3. Describe Ray Eames’ journey to become one of the most celebrated designers of the 20th century, including her early years in California and her time at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.
  4. Evaluate the significance of Ray Eames’ life and work as a female pioneer in the field of design and architecture, including the challenges she faced and the lasting impact of her contributions to the industry.

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This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

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