The Eames Office produced 5 different sets of the House of Cards. The small house of cards is the original, made in 1952.The images are of what Eameses called “good stuff “, chosen to celebrate “familiar and nostalgic objects from the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms.” The six slots on each card enable the player to interlock the cards so as to build structures of myriad shapes and sizes. There was also a Giant House of Cards (1953), a Computer House of Cards (1970) and Newton House of Cards for the 1974 Nobel Laureates for IBM.
A highly collectable and very practical piece of mid-century modern furniture. Originally designed as a sewing / hobby box, with its cantilevered construction, opening to reveal 8 compartments. Sitting on lovely Atomic styled splayed legs, and with a bent ply handle, its form is very reminiscent of its Eames / Danish modern era origins. A great storage solution for any retro, vintage or mid century styled interior.
Starburst wall clocks are one of the definitive and most iconic pieces for the Mid-Century Modern styled house. They came in many varied designs, all stemming from George Nelson’s classic clock designs of the early 1950’s. With their atomic aesthetic, and teak and chrome construction, they are the perfect pairing for Danish / Eames furniture, as functional and striking pieces of wall art.