On a day like today, American designer and architect Charles Eames died
August 21, 1978. Charles Ormond Eames, Jr (1907 - 1978) was an American designer, who worked in and made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture. He also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film. In this image: "Lobby Chair" models by U.S. designers Charles Eames (1907-1978) and his wife Ray (1912-1988) are on display during the exhibition "The furniture of Charles and Ray Eames - Products, Processes, Prototyps", in the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, Thursday, March 22, 2007.