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October 08, 2010

10.10.10

In 1977*, Charles and Ray Eames made a nine-minute film called Powers of Ten that takes the viewer on an unforgettable journey. It starts with a sleeping man at a picnic, then takes you out to the edge of space, and then brings you back, and into, the hand of the sleeping man. Every year on the tenth of October, the Eames Office celebrates the Power of Ten. This year’s celebration includes an online streaming of the film. You can also purchase a copy for yourself in the six-volume Eames DVD Set, which includes nearly 400 minutes of films by Charles and Ray Eames. This DVD Set is included in our Semiannual Sale.

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The Eames Office is also celebrating the Powers of Ten with the Penfolds Tenfold. It includes a limited edition Eames® House of Cards wine rack, commemorative box and a magnum of Penfolds 2007 Bin 389. To order, call 707.265.5107 or visit www.cellar360.com/eames. Enter EAMES at checkout for an extra 25% discount.

* “There are two versions, the 1968 black-and-white Powers of Ten: A Rough Sketch for a Proposed Film Dealing with the Powers of Ten and the Relative Size of the Universe and the 1977 color Powers of Ten: A Film Dealing with the Relative Size of Things in the Universe and the Effect of Adding Another Zero. The 1968 film, which was an early interpretation of the basic concept prepared for the Commission on College Physics, added advances in science that had occurred in the nine years between the two.” Source: Eames by Gloria Koenig, © 2005 Taschen

Comments

"In 1977, Charles and Ray Eames made a nine-minute film called Powers of Ten..."

That's incorrect. The film was created in 1968. It was re-released in 1977.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powers_of_Ten

DWR,
I love your design notes with thoughts and perspectives shared of the designers perception and intent. They inspire me because I am a painter and I love modern and contemporary interiors. Keep shining! You make the world a better place!
Sincerely yours,
Gari Hatch

Jay - Indeed, you are correct. We've updated the posting to include information about the 1968 version of the film. Great catch. Thank you! - DWR

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