07 June 2021, 12:00 am
Eames: The Architect and the Painter
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions, Webcasts

[84 min; 2011; English]

Directors: Jason Cohn & Bill Jersey

Narrated by James Franco

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were among the most important American designers of the 20th century. The Eameses are best known for their ground-breaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, industrial design and manufacturing, and the photographic arts. The Eamses visited India in 1957 at the invitation of the Government of India to explore the problems of design and to make recommendations for a training programme. Their India Report defined the underlying spirit that would lead to the founding of the National Institute of Design and the beginning of design education in India.