Archille Castiglioni is one of the most revered design masters of the 20th and early 21st century. Born in 1918, he pursued architecture at Milan Polytechnic and later joined a design studio to work alongside his two brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo. This was immediately after the World War II and a high demand of housing was being witnessed in Italy and the rest of Europe. After Livio left the practice in 1952, the collaboration remained between the other two brothers until Pier Giocomo died in 1968.
Charles Eames (1907 - 1978) met Ray Kaiser (1912-1988) at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan State and married in 1941. They focused on the creation of modern, multifunctional designs like the molded plywood chairs that formed the salient concerns of the next three decades works by the Eames.
Charles and Ray Eames made some of the greatest contributions to design in America and across the world for over four decades. They loved their work, a combination of art and design, science and architecture, process and style, product and function. They created great designs of furniture, textiles, buildings and photography. Their great husband-wife synergy propelled their robust influence on the daily American lifestyle visual character.