Eames Happy Hour
Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™
Studio 7.5 presents How to Grow a Chair
Burkhard Schmitz and Carola Zwick started Studio 7.5 in 1992 in Berlin. Their team of six was looking for the freedom to work on projects that interested them and to do so without bosses or titles. “Everybody does everything,” says Schmitz. “That’s how we cultivate ideas and maintain our openness and curiosity.”
The group’s name comes from an early idea to rent a 7.5-ton truck, put a model shop in it and drive from one project site to another. Obviously, freedom of movement is important to these designers. They move freely — and smartly — when designing products for their clients.
Studio 7.5 thinks revolution is overrated and evolution is a much more powerful concept for tackling complex design challenges. Join them June 15 as they share insights into the iterative process of developing Cosm, their fourth chair collaboration with Herman Miller.
The World of Charles and Ray Eames Exhibition
Get an inside look at hundreds of creations from 20th-century design icons Charles and Ray Eames. From furniture to architecture, trace the output of the Eames Office back to the early days of postwar modernism, and prepare to make your own movement.
Ticket PricesFree for members. Guests pay only $5 admission after 5 pm. Tickets available onsite ONLY (no other discounts may be applied).
Imagery provided by © Eames Office LLC and the collections of The Henry Ford. Original concept and art direction by John Morgan studio.