Saturday, 18 February 2012

Eames House Blocks

This is definitely a toy for fans of modern design classics - I'm sure for architects ;-) The Eames House desinded by Charles and Ray Eames  is a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture. We can put together all the blocks and replicate the couple's Case Study house No.8. When we take it all apart, the blocks feature letters, numbers and symbols from the Century Modern font collection. Each set of 36 basswood blocks represents 29 separate hand-pulled screen passes. Alphabet blocks might be considered kids play, but I would happily display and enjoy them on my working desk ! ;-) Like I do enjoy the Eames cards