The Power of Ten, by Eames.

The Eames Chair: one of the design gems of the 20th century, a unique combination of beauty and comfort. Designed in 1956 and continuously produced by Herman miller ever since; available at the Design Within (Without?) Reach for $3,500+.


Turns out that the designer couple behind this legendary chair, Charles Eames and Bernice Alexanda ("Ray") Eames, were interested not only in furniture but also textiles, photography and film. Fascinated by the relative size of things around us and our perception of the universe they created an interesting short movie called Powers of Ten. It starts with a couple on a lakeside picnic near Chicago and every 10 second shows the same scene from 10 times further out until the galaxy is visible only as a speck of light. It then quickly goes back down to the picnicking couple and zooms deep into the men's skin. Short and powerful! Click on the image below to open the film in a new window. Watch with the kids.




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