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.