How to Visit
The Eames House is open to the public five days a week by reservation only. We offer exterior self-guided visits as well as private interior tours. We suggest reserving your exterior visit at least four days in advance and your private interior tour at least two weeks ahead of time. Click here for more details about these visits, our general hours and instructions on how to make a reservation.
Please note that in April we will not be taking appointments during the following hours:
Saturday, April 9th from 10am to 4pm (reservations fully booked)
Tuesday, April 12 from 10am to 12:30pm
Thursday, April 21 from 10am to 1pm
Friday, April 22 from 10am to 1pm
Friday, April 29 from 10am to 1pm
We love hearing stories and examples of how Charles and Ray have inspired others. It enriches our understanding of the House and of the significance of the Eameses’ approach to design. Thanks to visitor Ned Sawyer, architect and former resident of Case Study Apartment No. 1, for sharing his personal story about living in the “Triad”.
Thank you to all our supporters who have purchased Eames Foundation prints in support of the Eames House. See embossing detail!
Please consider supporting us by checking out these prints at http://www.eameshouse250.org. All funds raised will enable on-going conservation work on the House and its contents under our 250 Year Project. Thank you to all the folks at Nebo, for gifting us with this inspiring, award-winning website. We are thrilled that Design Within Reach has partnered with us to spread the word about this project, and that our Founding Sponsors Herman Miller and Vitra have supported the campaign via the Authenticity Fund.
Charles and Ray
Charles and Ray Eames are well-known for their contributions to furniture and industrial design, films, exhibitions, toys and architecture. They approached problem solving as an adventure, combining discipline with a sense of play. Together with the multi-talented Eames Office staff, the pair set a standard for design excellence that still inspires current generations.
Come visit us at the Eames House… and gain a greater understanding of the Eameses’ work. As Eames Demetrios, Chairman of the Board, wrote in An Eames Primer: “The journey of creating this house—and the finished product—resonate with many of the themes of their other work: the guest/host relationship, the honest use of materials, universalizing from the specific, and, above all, the learn-by-doing process.”
Charles once said, “Eventually everything connects—people, ideas, objects… the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se… I don’t believe in this ‘gifted few’ concept, just in people doing things they are really interested in doing. They have a way of getting good at whatever it is”.
We are delighted to share the joy and philosophy of Charles and Ray Eames and to preserve the Eames House for future generations to delight in.