Saint Laurent Rive Droite and creative director of YSL Anthony Vaccarello have unveiled an exclusive exhibition showcasing the Eames Plywood Sculptures, in collaboration with the Eames Office. The exhibition will spotlight the ground-breaking moulding techniques behind these limited-edition designs and unmask the creative process, parameters and iterations that Charles and Ray Eames experienced in this judicious undertaking.
Characterised by delicate changes in thickness and three-dimensional curves, this timeless design laid the foundation for significant furniture designs of the 20th century; the Eames Plywood Sculpture is representative of a contemporary art form and a technological breakthrough. Originally designed as a series of two, Charles and Ray Eames designed two sculptures from the same wood and metal production tool, which are featured as part of the Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity. The Eames Office revisited the design in 2021, with a researched and re-edited series of Plywood Sculpture in a limited edition of twelve. Complementing the designs is a curated selection of relative artwork by the iconic design duo, including drawings, photographs and the timeless film Blacktop.
There is an undeniable romance in the way the sculpture has come full circle, returning to the city where it was conceived by the Eameses in 1943, now the Eames Plywood Sculptures are set for their inaugural display to be prized and appreciated. To commemorate the showcase, a tangible catalogue will be offered, allowing enthusiasts to delve into the rich history and significance of the sculptures. For collectors and aficionados alike, select sculptures will be available for purchase upon request, offering a rare opportunity to own a piece of design history.