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Charles and Ray Eames Lectures

The Charles and Ray Eames lecture series celebrates the work of one the world's most outstanding design partnerships.

In their inventiveness, enlightened patronage, and their serious play of collaborative work, Charles and Ray Eames, together with Herman Miller, Inc., transformed the landscape of design, not only in America, but across the world. From their earliest work together, Charles and Ray Eames and Herman Miller explored the properties of materials, economy, and the potential of production, in order to make good design more widely accessible. With support from Herman Miller, Taubman College's Charles and Ray Eames lecture series continues each year to highlight a partnership of architects or designers, and it is special in the fact that both partners come and lecture together. 

Lectures

2014 Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti
2013 David and Im Schafer
2012 Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam
2008 Eric Höweler and Meejin Yoon
2007 Sunil Bald and Yolande Daniels
2004 Karen Fairbanks and Scott Marble
2002 Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio
2001 Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe
2000 Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer
1999 Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam
1998 Tod Williams and Billie Tsien