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GRAM IN NYT
MAY 26, 2006 9:55 AM

Today's New York Times features and article about the Eames Lounge Chair exhibiton GRAM organized. The exhibition is currently on view at the Museum of Arts & Design over in NYC.

The show is a successful design object in its own right. It was organized at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan by Sarah Holian, its assistant curator, and overseen in New York by Dorothy Twining Globus, the design museum's curator of exhibitions. While compact and focused, it branches out effectively. With a vintage example of the chair, rotating regally on a dais, at its center, it examines its subject in terms of design evolution, physical structure, production, assembly and advertising. It also functions (perhaps inadvertently) as something of a time capsule.

GRAM also published a very thorough and interesting book on the Eames lounge chair.

my mom worked at herman miller a long time ago and she got two of these chairs dirt cheap, so we have one in our home. they are fucking fab

GIJudas | May 26, 2006 11:58 AM

where can i get this book? the gift shop? how much?

george | May 26, 2006 12:36 PM

the books are available in the gift shop. Big book retailers (Borders and Schulers) are also going to carry them, I believe. I saw our Elsworth Kelly catalog in the Boders by H&M in Chicago.

anthony | May 26, 2006 12:48 PM

my mom got one of those cheap because she works at hm too! and that exhibit looks pretty sweet

kevin | May 26, 2006 3:54 PM

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