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October 19, 2015
The work of Charles and Ray Eames is timeless in every sense: not only are their designs a constant feature of Dwell homes, but frequently each piece is salvaged and continues to function after decades of use.
The dining room has a mishmash of Eames chairs, found in various states and painted black.

Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found this polluted lot and a run-down building­—and saw fertile ground for a unique, eco-minded new home. Their dining room has a mishmash of Eames chairs, found in various states and painted black.

 

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Dining table with Eames Hang-It-All family portrait

With its architectural history reaching back to the ancient Greeks, Syracuse, on the island of Sicily, has plenty of old bones. In 2001, while still students, native sons Francesco (now an architect) and Alberto (a photographer) bought a crumbling building that dates from the 18th century. The new, modern interior, replete with furniture of Francesco’s design as well as a few Italian classics bought on eBay, serves as the perfect counterpoint to the weight of the town’s considerable history. 

Despite unrelentingly busy schedules and travels all over the world, the Moncada brothers and Mafalda relish the simple pleasures of a family meal. Alberto serves up the pasta. An Eames Hang-It-All is affixed to the wall where you come up the stairs.

 

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Kim reads the newspaper in the all-white kitchen. White paint, which requires fewer coats than color, was a money-saving strategy. The desk chairs and aluminum lounge chair are both Eames, courtesy of Fernandez’s scavenging.

Uni, an international group of designers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is riding out this self-professed renovation high that never seems to cease. The resident reads the newspaper in the all-white kitchen. White paint, which requires fewer coats than color, was a money-saving strategy. The desk chairs and aluminum lounge chair are both Eames, courtesy of Uni's scavenging.

 

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Fire Island living area with built-in sofa and Wire Base Elliptical Table by Charles and Ray Eames

An intervention from a clever interior designer spared an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition. A Potence wall lamp by Jean Prouvé and a Dioscuri table lamp by Michele De Lucchi for Artemide illuminate the living area, which includes a Wire Base Elliptical Table by Charles and Ray Eames

 

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Lucas Allen/GMAimages
Originally appeared in How a Smart Interior Design Saved This House
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San Francisco dining room with chandelier and Eames shell chairs

This San Francisco home in the Theatre Lofts building, built in 1926 as a movie palace, was given a sophisticated upgrade by LOCZIdesign. The dining room features vintage Eames shell chairs with new walnut legs, an Ovaata Dining Table by Element Living, and a Gala 7220 chandelier by Rich Brilliant Willing.

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Margot Hartford Photography
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Eames Wire-base table for kids

For Mark Dixon, an architect, and Alexandra Lange, an architecture critic (and sometime Dwell contributor) and coauthor of the new book Design Research: The Store That Brought Modern Living to American Homes, reuniting the separate levels of a typical mid-19th-century duplexed house common to the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn would challenge their expertise and expectations.

A small Eames Wire-base table provides the perfect dining space for son, Paul.

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matthew williams
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Staircase desk area with Eames side chair and vintage desk

By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers teamed up to create nine affordable row houses in the Houston Heights. A black electric guitar, a vintage rosewood desk, and a side chair by Charles and Ray Eames sit at the foot of the stairs just beneath a photo of designer Barbara Hill herself competing in the 1956 Miss America Pageant.

 

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The dining room has a mishmash of Eames chairs, found in various states and painted black.

Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found this polluted lot and a run-down building­—and saw fertile ground for a unique, eco-minded new home. Their dining room has a mishmash of Eames chairs, found in various states and painted black.

 

Photo by Lorne Bridgman.

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