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Celebrating Ray Eames and Northern California Design

2013 January 15

Ray Eames would have celebrated her 100th birthday last month, and the California Museum is gearing up to celebrate the centennial with an all-new exhibition dedicated to the legendary designer.

The husband-wife duo of Charles and Ray Eames (often mistaken for brothers instead) was the force behind a number of modern innovations, from architecture and furniture to toys and films. Ray Eames is often overlooked as one of the names behind the Eames studio, but her innovative work came at a time where opportunities for women in the arts were limited. Ray was born and raised in Sacramento, home of the Lumens.com’ HQ and our flagship showroom.

To kick things off, the California Museum is hosting “A Toast to Sacramento Design,” a tribute to the late Miles Treaster and Ray Eames. The January 26th event will benefit the upcoming exhibit and includes a sneak peek at the exhibit, plus special guests Lucia Eames (Charles’ daughter and Ray’s stepdaughter) and Llisa Demetrios (Charles’ granddaughter and Ray’s step-grandaughter) of the Eames office.

If you’re in Northern California, this is a great event to celebrate innovations in modern design right in our own backyard. Click here for more details on the benefit event, and mark your calendars for the opening of Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design on February 23.

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