By the end of the decade, the first Festival of India—a spectacular showcase of Indian art in Britain heavily promoted by Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher—inaugurated a new era of exhibition culture, both a sign and a symptom of the increased competition among developing nations in the emerging neoliberal global economy.
This exhibition secured them a contract with the Herman Miller company in Michigan and initiated a 30-year relationship that produced many of the enduring furniture designs of the twentieth century.
And when work or contemplation pall, the Eameses have the ocean just across the meadow from their home.
With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team.
They were fond of collecting hundreds of photographic images and mounted them in their home and office with an arrangement of folk art and other such objects collected from all around the world.
The Eameses created colorful molded with interchangeable metal legs, adapting to its use.