In collaboration with the Eames Office, Uniqlo will launch its SPRZ NY EAMES Collection in the U.S. on October 12. (It’s already available in Japan). The products, which include slippers, wraps, tees and more, will celebrate the groundbreaking contributions of Charles and Ray Eames to modern design, art and culture.
The collection is part of Uniqlo’s SPRZ NY (“Surprise New York”) project, a global effort to fuse art and fashion. Previous collections have featured Andy Warhol, Josef Albers, Keith Haring and Corita Kent.
In their furniture, architecture, films, textiles and public spaces, the Eameses worked with innovative materials to celebrate the uncommon beauty of common things and to uplift people in their everyday lives. Uniqlo celebrates the Eameses’ spirit with this collection and, hopefully, introduces a new audience to the magic of Eames.