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When India Met the Eameses

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When India Met the Eameses

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Saturday, December 9
10:00 a.m. PT
Speaker: Victoria Lautman, Journalist and Author
Virtual Event


Charles and Ray Eames are renowned for their innovative home, collectible furniture, and ground-breaking films among many other contributions. But few people are aware of their lengthy, transformative journey to India in 1958 at the request of Jawaharlal Nehru, who sought their advice on creating a national institute of design. The Eameses’ initial excursion took them to all corners of the country and resulted in thousands of photographs as they contemplated industries, crafts, architecture, and traditions before hammering out “The India Report,” which continues to resonate today.

Join us and Victoria Lautman, a cultural journalist-at-large with three decades of experience across all media, to explore how these iconic American designers’ time in India kick-started the country’s most prestigious design school and left a lasting impact.


Please reserve your spot by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place.

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Sponsored by the South Asian Arts Council.


Featured at top right: Charles and Ray Eames at their home, showing the famous Eames chair and ottoman.

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December 9, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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