Found this on Frank Chimero’s blog today. Here’s what he had to say:
The video was produced for the exhibition “Qu’est ce que le design?” (or What is Design?) at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais de Louvre in 1969. A full transcript of the interview can be found here, and the video is available as part of The Films of Charles & Ray Eames DVD set.
I love how succinct Eames’ answers are—especially in response to such complex questions. Mastery means knowing how to communicate elaborate issues in short, easy to understand terms.
p.s. In case you’re unfamiliar with Charles and Ray Eames…