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April 12, 2006
Form versus Function

We interrupt our long silence for this bit of petty gotcha-ism: In the May issue of Vanity Fair, there's a front-of-the-book blurb about Charles and Ray Eames, prompted by an exhibition of their work that is currently on display at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York. Vanity Fair elaborates:

The brothers, long recognized as leaders in the field, produced work that symbolized a new era of modern design and living.

Long recognized, yes, but apparently from a distance. The "brothers" were actually married, and, no, they weren't that modern. Ray, also known as Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser Eames was, in fact, a woman. I bet even the copy editors at Mini Truckin' know that.

Posted by Greg Beato at 04:09 PM