Eames Foundation Launches Campaign to Preserve Historic Landmark
February 13, 2013 - Santa Monica, CA
Eames Foundation recently launched a campaign to raise funds to save the Eames House, a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture.
"Our goal with this campaign is to raise $150,000 towards preserving and protecting the Eames house for the next 250 years," said Eames Demetrios, Chairman of the Board of Eames Foundation. "Our partners have helped us create a handful of limited edition original prints to sell to help raise money for the cause."
To help preserve the Eames House and own a piece of the Eames legacy, people can purchase these hand-numbered original prints for 75 dollars each. They are 100 percent original works inspired by the elegant geometry and understated simplicity of Eames designs. Only 500 of each limited edition print will be produced, and all purchases are tax-deductible (though each donor should consult with their tax advisor).
For the campaign, Eames Foundation partnered with Herman Miller, a global creator of inspiring designs, inventive technologies, and strategic services to improve the human experience, and Vitra, a furniture company dedicated to developing healthy, intelligent, inspiring and durable solutions for the office and home, to create the Authenticity Fund for this project. They are matching donations of 75 dollars for each print purchased.
The Eames House, close to 70-years-old, was one of roughly two-dozen homes "designed to express man's life in the modern world," and is now in need of renovation. The Eames Foundation also partnered with award-winning digital marketing agency, Nebo, to design the limited edition prints and website for the campaign.
"We loved collaborating with the Eames Foundation to help preserve this iconic landmark," said Adam Harrell, President at Nebo. "The work of Ray and Charles Eames had a huge influence on my design philosophy, and these prints allow any fan of modern design to own a part of that amazing legacy."
To learn more about the campaign and support the cause, visit www.eameshouse250.com/.
About Eames Foundation:
The Charles and Ray Eames House Preservation Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to preserving and protecting the Eames House and to providing educational experiences that celebrate the creative legacy of Charles and Ray Eames. Established in 2004, it is an officially recognized not-for-profit organization. Learn more at www.eamesfoundation.org
Nebo is a human-centered interactive agency. We believe that great work comes from understanding the needs, wants and perceptions of your audience. This human-centered approach informs everything we do. With expertise in interactive marketing strategy, web design, user experience, search engine optimization, pay per click management, conversion rate optimization and content management systems, Nebo has helped its clients achieve their digital goals. Visit http://www.neboagency.com for more information.
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller works for a better world around you -- with inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services that help people do great things and organizations to perform at their best, improving the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn, and live. Its award-winning products and services generated more than $1.7 billion in revenue in fiscal 2012. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global company. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt "National Design Award," in 2012, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was named among the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers by Industry Week. Herman Miller is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.
Vitra is a furniture company dedicated to developing healthy, intelligent inspiring and durable solutions for the office, the home and for public spaces. Vitra's products and concepts are developed in Switzerland by applying a diligent design process that brings together the company's engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. It is our goal to create products with a high functional and aesthetic life expectancy. The Vitra Campus architecture, the Vitra Design Museum, workshops, publications, collections and archives are all integral elements of Vitra Project. They give Vitra Campus architecture, the Vitra Design Museum, workshops, publications, collections and archives are all integral elements of the Vitra Project. They give Vitra the opportunity to gain perspective and depth in all of its creative activities. Visit http://www.vitra.com/en-us/ to learn more about Vitra.