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ARQ (Santiago)

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ARQ (Santiago)  n.49 Santiago dic. 2001 

Design in Chile

What is design?
An interview with Charles Eames


Charles Eames
(1907-1978) NorthAmerican architect. He designed from toys to buildings in association with his wife, Ray Kaiser.

Extracted from the book Eames Design. The work of the office of Charles and Ray Eames (de John Neuhart, Marilyn Neuhart y Ray Eames), Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1989; p. 14-15. Translated by José Manuel Allard S.

The following statement by Charles Eames is an expression of his approach to the design process. These words (…) and his answers to the questions are an explanation of the Eames philosophy and background material for this record of the work of the Eames Studio. The following questions were asked by Mme. Amic and aswered by Eames and they were conceptual basis of the exhibition What is Design?. An edited and slightly changed version of the questions were used as the script of the 1972 film, Design Q&A.

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