Lecturer will share insights into designers of legendary Eames chair

Eames Demetrios, the grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, creators of the most recognizable and coveted pieces of mid-century modern design, will share his insight into the design process of his legendary grandparents during a talk at Florida State University.

As principal of the Eames Office, Demetrios actively preserves the legacy of Charles and Ray Eames. They are best known for their groundbreaking contributions to furniture design, industrial design and manufacturing and the photographic arts. The couple’s molded plywood chair has been called “the chair of the century.”

Demetrios’ own work includes filmmaking and writing. He was instrumental in creating the interactive version of the groundbreaking film “Powers of Ten” by Charles and Ray Eames and its companion DVD “Scale is the New Geography.” He also is the author of “An Eames Primer” and “Wartime California.” In addition, he is founder of an idea called Kcymaerxthaere, which is a global work of three-dimensional fiction.

His lecture is part of the Department of Interior Design’s Donghia Designer Series, sponsored by the Donghia Foundation. The Donghia Foundation is a non-profit organization, named for the late New York-based interior designer Angelo Donghia, which supports the advancement of education in interior design. The Pietralunga/Rossi family has provided additional support.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in Room 2004 of the William Johnston Building at 143 Honors Way.

A reception will be held prior to the lecture in the William Johnston Building’s Art and Design Library, Room 2020, at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to RSVP to Sarah Collins at sarah.collins@fsu.edu.