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In telling stories and designing content for Chris Weylandt’s blog, we created gifs and films that echo the luxurious modern simplicity of the Weylandts brand.

Gif by Jack Mason of eyesofmason.com


From Chris’s blog:

“Who ever said that pleasure wasn't functional?” 

This is one of my favourite Charles Eames quotes because when I look at Charles and Ray Eames’s iconic Lounge Chair or the La Chaise, I see an off-the-wall sense of excitement and adventure. 

The husband and wife team made it their mission to design inventive but simple and practical furniture because they wanted to enhance ordinary people’s lives by it. Why merely sit in a chair, when you can be amazed by it?

This is also a philosophy they instilled in the designing of their toy collections and short films later on.

The couple had an imaginative grasp of contours that gave birth to the 'Eames look'.  Although it has been more than thirty years since their death, the look keeps inspiring. Their RAR rocking chair is the motivation behind our Ray Rocking Chair and is a tribute to the timelessness of their designs.

Irrespective of the decade in which an Eames creation is admired, it remains modern. And that to me is pure brilliance.

Take a leaf or two out of the Eames's book. Have more fun at home.

Cheers

Chris

 

The Weylandts Blog. Editorial planning and content management by Jenny Mason. Design framework: Jane Macdonald.

The Weylandts Blog. Editorial planning and content management by Jenny Mason. Design framework: Jane Macdonald.