The announcement that Google Books now houses in its digital archives over 1,860 issues of LIFE magazine sent me immediately to the search box on a quest for mid-century related articles. The first result was this piece on the Eames House published on September 11, 1950, just five years after Charles and Ray made their indelible mark on American design with their popular furniture. More photographs from the article by Peter Stackpole are below the jump.
Also available at Google are thousands of unpublished photos for LIFE, 200 of which are Eames related, including this less-than-perfect image of the Eames House exterior. Read more about the house at the Eames Foundation, who just celebrated its 60th anniversary. You can still visit the building and tours are given once a year.
“For his friend Billy Wilder (above) Eames designed this special chair in which the restless Wilder can easily jump around while watching television.”