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Charles & Ray Eames

Designer Spotlight: Charles and Ray Eames (1907-1978, 1912-1988)

Charles Ormond Eames, Jr. and Bernice Alexandra “Ray” Eames were American designers who made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture, as well as graphic design, fine art and film. Charles Eames briefly studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis on a scholarship, but left after two years – rumor reports the university dropped….

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Charles Ormond Eames, Jr. and Bernice Alexandra “Ray” Eames were American designers who made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture, as well as graphic design, fine art and film.

Charles Eames briefly studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis on a scholarship, but left after two years – rumor reports the university dropped him because his views were “too modern.” In 1938, Eames moved to Michigan with his wife to continue his studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he met Ray Kaiser.  After divorcing his wife in 1941, he married Ray and the couple moved to Los Angeles, were they worked and lived for the rest of their lives.

Throughout the 40s and 50s, the Eames continued their work in architecture and modern furniture designs, creating many iconic pieces including the fiberglass and wire mesh chairs they produced for Herman Miller.

In 1949, the Eames constructed “Case Study House # 8” for Arts and Architecture Magazine.  The house was built on a cliff overlooking the ocean and was hand constructed in a matter of days entirely of pre-fabricated steel parts intended for industrial construction. The Eames home still stands as a milestone of modern architecture.

FormDecor’s special selection of the Eames’ classic designs are available to rent HERE.

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Photos to positively make you SCREAM…

SpikeTV’s 6th annual Scream Awards aired on October 18th…Thanks to uber talented production designer, James Pearse Connelly, we just got our hands on photos of an absolutely creepy Green Room!!!  Luxurious seating areas featured a perfectly scary combination of FormDecor’s Hollywood Regency style furnishings.  Argus Tables, the divine Victoria II Sofa and Chairs, perceptibly spooky….

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SpikeTV’s 6th annual Scream Awards aired on October 18th…Thanks to uber talented production designer, James Pearse Connelly, we just got our hands on photos of an absolutely creepy Green Room!!!  Luxurious seating areas featured a perfectly scary combination of FormDecor’s Hollywood Regency style furnishings.  Argus Tables, the divine Victoria II Sofa and Chairs, perceptibly spooky Noble Wingback Chairs, Grand Banquettes and the appropriately named Visconte Chair are just a small sampling of our diverse inventory that YOU can use to create an environment of any flavor.  And we’re positive guests relaxed in style… Or were they too scared?… < evil laugh >

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Photos provided by: James Pearse Connelly – Production Designer
2011 Scream Awards: PreShow & Greenroom
Produced by SpikeTV and The Joe Lewis Company

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FormDecor’s Jocelyn Lounge Chairs Add Shine to Sheen

Is it any wonder our Jocelyn Lounge Chairs looked fabulous at the Roast!,… almost more than we can say for the guest of dishonor – Charlie Sheen.  All kidding aside, we couldn’t help but notice just how comfy all the guests looked on the dais!  FormDecor’s Jocelyn Lounge Chairs, Iman Modular Chair and Flow Tables….

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Is it any wonder our Jocelyn Lounge Chairs looked fabulous at the Roast!,… almost more than we can say for the guest of dishonor – Charlie Sheen.  All kidding aside, we couldn’t help but notice just how comfy all the guests looked on the dais!  FormDecor’s Jocelyn Lounge Chairs, Iman Modular Chair and Flow Tables brought the set together as both colorful and polished!  Again, fantastic job John Calkins for using the perfect FormDecor furnishings to make a set that was simply #Winning!

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Black and Yellow? Why YES We Do!

It’s already November and guests are STILL talking about how fabulous the Williams-Russell wedding was this past July 3rd!!!  Yellow and black paired together does make a stunning and lasting impression.  Attendees were awed not only by the waterfront setting but also the details . . .  vibrant pops of yellow set off of a….

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It’s already November and guests are STILL talking about how fabulous the Williams-Russell wedding was this past July 3rd!!!  Yellow and black paired together does make a stunning and lasting impression.  Attendees were awed not only by the waterfront setting but also the details . . .  vibrant pops of yellow set off of a black and white backdrop.  And FormDecor’s black and white Carlton Screens absolutely transformed the ballroom from nautical to a modern French Parisian Theme.  Our popular Bellini Chairs adorned the ceremony location and afterwards guests mingled and lounged on the comfy (and bright) Mulholland Chairs, the lovely Melrose Sofa and our Rochelle Fainting Couches.

And at FormDecor, our furnishings and exquisite color palettes make it easy for you to combine stylish seating and accessories to make an impressionable event! . . .One that has your guests talking for months to come!

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And if you can’t get enough of this wedding,… Check out the feature on the Silken Lines and Silver Hooks blog.

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FormDecor Hosts ISES OC in STYLE

“Wow! And yellow and black!” “Clean.” “Comfy.” “Bright.” “Impressive!” “FormDecor loves what they do. And it shows.” “Your furniture is in impeccable condition!” We are so excited to share just a few of the sound bites from the October ISES OC monthly meeting we hosted last week.  Our La Mirada warehouse was transformed into an….

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“Wow! And yellow and black!”

“Clean.” “Comfy.”

“Bright.” “Impressive!”

“FormDecor loves what they do. And it shows.”

“Your furniture is in impeccable condition!”

We are so excited to share just a few of the sound bites from the October ISES OC monthly meeting we hosted last week.  Our La Mirada warehouse was transformed into an inviting lounge with a stunning yellow and black theme.  The lush Boxwood Hedges and black & white striped Carlton Screens allowed our guests to casually experience different seating arrangements and test drive multiple stylish chairs and sofas.  Seriously what better way to get a feel for FormDecor furnishings than to attend an event in our warehouse . . . complete with a grand tour?!  The lounge display featured our Rochelle Fainting Couch, Mulholland Lounge Chairs, the bright and modern Melrose Sofa, Viceroy Chairs, Noble Wingback Chairs and a plethora of accent tables, lamps and pillows.  Together, FormDecor’s yellow and black options complement each other perfectly for an inspiring wedding or event theme.  Go ahead, use our ideas . . . your guests will be amazed and impressed with your modern taste and style!

In addition to seeing and experiencing our furnishings first hand, guests dined on delish Cajun fare from Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen. And we all learned a little something too, thanks to Joe Enriquez of No Limit Systems! All in all, the evening in FormDecor’s warehouse was fun and informative. Enjoy the pictures!

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(L-R Laura Lopez, Carol Rosen, Chidimma Abuka, Rachael Michael)
Furniture: FormDecor Modern Furniture Rental

Catering: Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

AV & Lighting: No Limit Systems, Inc.

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‘Entertainment Tonight’ Emmy Party

Photo: Brandon Clark/ABImages For Entertainment Tonight’s 15th Annual Emmy Party at Vibiana, event producer Bounce outdid themselves for a night to remember! FormDecor was proud to provide a diverse selection of modern furnishings – retro-modern Florence Knoll Benches in white and pink crocodile, Iman Modular Chairs, Saarinen Tulip Side and Coffee Tables, the very unique….

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Photo: Brandon Clark/ABImages
For Entertainment Tonight’s 15th Annual Emmy Party at Vibiana, event producer Bounce outdid themselves for a night to remember! FormDecor was proud to provide a diverse selection of modern furnishings – retro-modern Florence Knoll Benches in white and pink crocodile, Iman Modular Chairs, Saarinen Tulip Side and Coffee Tables, the very unique Innit Chairs, and even Orange Fur Pillows. Check out the slideshow and see how beautiful the décor looked!

Guests were encouraged to sample sweet treats and lounge both indoors and out at the famed Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. Headliner Stevie Nicks performed live in the intimate setting, and guests received an enviable gift bag on their way out! All of the companies below contributed to this celebration, a true collaboration orchestrated by the masterful people at Bounce. Check out the Bounce website for more coverage.

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Catering: Along Came Mary

Cupcakes: Sprinkles

Desserts: Simplethings Sandwich and Pie Shop

Production: Bounce

Venue: Vibiana

Wine Bar: Diageo Chateau and Estate Wineswines

Signature Cocktails: Grey Goose

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Hello Dalai! You’ve got style!

FormDecor is honored to have provided furniture for the recent Dalai Lama visit to USC. Here His Holiness is shown seated on the Case Study Lounge Chair,… iconic modern simplicity to echo a rich yet humble philosophy. FormDecor offers the complete lounge — Case Study Chairs, Loveseat and Sofa for special event rentals. The Dalai….

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FormDecor is honored to have provided furniture for the recent Dalai Lama visit to USC. Here His Holiness is shown seated on the Case Study Lounge Chair,… iconic modern simplicity to echo a rich yet humble philosophy. FormDecor offers the complete lounge — Case Study Chairs, Loveseat and Sofa for special event rentals.

The Dalai Lama was at USC speaking on global ethics and universal responsibility. A couple of our favorite Dalai Lama quotes:

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”

We particularly like this last one!… Let’s break some rules and get creative with your next event design!

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Dancing Stars get comfortable on Dunbar Sofas!

Blink and you might miss it!… but FormDecor furniture is out there supporting Hollywood everywhere you turn these days! Look how great we looked supporting the “stars” at the recent “Dancing with the Stars” cast reveal!! The cast was surely happy to rest their feet before their grueling training as they posed on the very….

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Blink and you might miss it!… but FormDecor furniture is out there supporting Hollywood everywhere you turn these days! Look how great we looked supporting the “stars” at the recent “Dancing with the Stars” cast reveal!! The cast was surely happy to rest their feet before their grueling training as they posed on the very comfortable Dunbar Sofas. Outfit your event with the whole ensemble, including Dunbar Chairs and Daybeds.

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Russell Harris creates a showstopper with FormDecor furniture

We LOVE it when we get to truly collaborate with an event designer to create a show-stopper! For a recent FOX TCA event, Russell Harris Event Group created a stunning reception… a Hollywood Regency style winter wonderland right here in Pasadena! We helped Russell put together a wonderful collection of FormDecor furniture, including the Canape….

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We LOVE it when we get to truly collaborate with an event designer to create a show-stopper! For a recent FOX TCA event, Russell Harris Event Group created a stunning reception… a Hollywood Regency style winter wonderland right here in Pasadena! We helped Russell put together a wonderful collection of FormDecor furniture, including the Canape Blanc Sofa, Victoria II Sofa, Haut Chairs and Venetian Side Tables shown here.

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