The Eames stamps are available in the post offices today. My husband has always wanted one of those $4000 lounge chairs — now I can get him one for 41 cents. From the U.S.P.S. news release:
In recognition of their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, manufacturing and photographic arts, designers Charles and Ray Eames are being honored with a pane of 16 stamps designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC.
If you’ve ever sat in a stackable molded chair, you’ve experienced their creativity. Perhaps best known for their furniture, the Eameses were husband and wife as well as design partners.
Their extraordinary body of creative work — which reflected the nation’s youthful and inventive outlook after World War II — also included architecture, films and exhibits. Without abandoning tradition, Charles and Ray Eames used new materials and technology to create high-quality products that addressed everyday problems and made modern design available to the American public.