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“Eventually everything connects—people, ideas, objects…the quality of connections is the key to quality per se.” Charles Eames
How would Charles and Ray be connecting right now?
With a deep appreciation of the overlapping interests and concerns of the designers, the clients and “society as a whole” that could be pursued with “…conviction and enthusiasm”.
Charles and Ray accomplished their goal by identifying, considering and embracing as many constraints as possible. Hear them discuss their approach in their 1972 film Design Q&A here.
“Design depends largely on constraints. Q: What constraints? The sum of all constraints. Here is one of the few effective keys to the Design problem: the ability of the Designer to recognize as many of the constraints as possible; his willingness and enthusiasm for working within these constraints.”