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Charles Eames
June 17, 1907 - August 21, 1978
Nationality: American
Category: Designer
Subcategory: American Designer

Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.


To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.


The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.


The real questions are: Does it solve a problem? Is it serviceable? How is it going to look in ten years?


Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.


It is almost impossible to reconcile self expression with the creative act.


Who ever said that pleasure wasn't functional?


Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.


It makes me feel guilty that anybody should have such a good time doing what they are supposed to do.


Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world.


In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route.


The details are not the details. They make the design.


We work because it's a chain reaction, each subject leads to the next.


It is not easy to do something good, but it is extremely difficult to do something bad.


Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.


Ideas are cheap. Always be passionate about ideas and communicating those ideas and discoveries to others in the things you make.


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