Charles and Ray Eames turned their LA apartment into a workshop in 1941. The Kazaam! machine, a DIY-device for molding plywood was the key to the creation of the Plywood Group as well as Vitra's Eames Elephant stool for kids and the iconic Organic Chair designed with Eero Saarinen. In their quest to find a way to mold plywood three-dimensionally in order to produce low-cost chairs – as well as sculptures, aircraft parts, leg splints and children’s furniture and toys – Charles and Ray Eames were relentless. During their first years in Los Angeles, in the beginning of the 1940s, the young design couple worked at home, where they set up an ad hoc workshop in the guest room. Before long, this workshop had expanded from the bedroom to the kitchen. Read on in Vitra magazine.

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