The Eames were pioneers in the mid-century modern movement with their iconic furniture, architecture, industrial and graphic design, and other media including the ground-breaking film “Powers of Ten.” Their lives and work represented the West Coast’s coming-of-age and the global expansion of American culture starting in the 1950s. Their Eames Lounge and Eames Molded plastic chairs continue to be fixtures in airport lounges worldwide.
The iconic Eames Dot pattern was designed by Ray in 1949 for a printed textiles competition at the Museum of Modern Art the Eames Dot Pattern has been made into curtains, pillows, upholstery, tablecloths, purses, and more.
In 2011 Wessco International a leading creative partner and supplier to airlines, hotels and cruise lines facilitated a partnership between two quintessential American brands American Airlines and the Eames Foundation, to create in-flight travel kit that connects beauty and form with utility and comfort.
The kits for first and business class travelers feature the classic dot pattern from the Eames historical archives from 1946 and selected for its timeless appeal, and have become instant collectible items. The first class kit can also be repurposed as an iPad case.
“We could not be more pleased that millions of passengers on American Airlines have enjoyed these collectible kits, and, just as important, been given a gift of authentic Design: a true expression of the Eames philosophy.” — Eames Demetrios, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Eames Foundation and grandson of Ray and Charles Eames
The Eames kit were available between 2011 and 2016 in 2013, the kits were recognized with a TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Award the converted Gold Seal in the business class amenity bag category for the Americas.