The Architecture of Eames and Vistage Veil

Friday, April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011

Charles and Ray EamesHusband and wife design duo Charles and Ray Eames are listed among the most influential designers of the 20th century, with simultaneous and significant contributors to the worlds of architecture, furniture, and textile design. They met at Cranbrook Academy of Art, married, and eventually moved to Los Angeles, where they designed the famous Case Study House #8, which also served as their home and studio, as well as the iconic Eames® Chair.

They extended their interest and skill in photography into film-making, creating eighty-five short films ranging in subjects from tops to the world of Franklin and Jefferson, from simple sea creates to the explanation of mathematical and scientific concepts. Twenty-five have been named into the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress.

According to fans, they “created a world of joy, innovation, and sheer excitement.” Theirs remains a strong voice in modern design. They even have commemorative US Postage stamps in their honor. In 1937, Ray wrote, “Modern architecture – not a style. A philosophy of life.”

But I ran across one of their lesser-known design, a prefab home prototype created with Kwikset Lock Company that reminds me of some design work that Runco has done recently. The curve of the roof of this house is reminiscent of the curve of an optional veil accessory on the back of our new Vistage™ flat panel by Runco. The same graceful, clean lines. I could see a Vistage panel feeling quite at home in an Eames-designed home, with homeowners kicking back in an Eames lounge chair watching the films of Eames!

Kwikset Lock Company architecture by Eames

Vistage Veil

News & Events


Planar, Leyard Expand Award-Winning Clarity Matrix Video Wall Line-up with Extreme Narrow Bezel

21-Jul-2016 - Industry’s smallest seam LCD video wall display features a tiled bezel width of just 1.7mm for virtually seamless installations and Full HD stereo 3D model. Today a..... more ▶

Next-Generation Planar UltraRes Series 4K Displays Deliver the Ultimate Ultra HD Experience

07-Oct-2015 - Best-in-class 75”, 84” and 98” LCD displays offer enhancements in multi-source viewing and 4K video support Planar Systems unveiled the next-generation of it..... more ▶

Experience Runco

Request a Demo at a Dealer Near You

Photo gallery

Awards & Recognition

Electronic House Product of the Year Award

Electronic House Product of the Year Award

Runco’s 3Dimension™ D-73d Series

More Awards ▶