17. Charles and Ray Eames

Medium: Architecture, Furniture Design

The Eames' molded plywood lounge chair was the first and finest of its time when it debuted in the 1950s. Since then, the chair and its accompanying ottoman, have been in constant production. It even holds a spot in the permanent collection of MoMA in New York City. In addition to this stunning contribution to furniture design, the Eames' home in Pacific Palisades (Case Study House #8, 1949) stands as a live-able (and lived-in) fantasy interior and somehow continues to look fresh and unbridled by decades of passing trends.

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