Bernice Alexandra ‘Ray’ Eames (1912-1988) was an American designer, filmmaker and wife to Charles Eames who designed some of the best-known iconic pieces of contemporary American furniture. Ray often documented her passions in short films on various subjects. In 1968, she made Powers of Ten, a quietly stunning journey from the depths of space to within a nucleus of an atom.
This small film has always helped me to remember the big picture and still never fails as a reminder to always put things in context and perspective.
The film may be over 40 years old today but the little lesson it imparted on me still has a large effect on how I view things moving towards the future.
Thank You, Ray and Charles Eames.
Watch the EamesOffice Powers of Ten video here:
A concept site based on the short film:
More on the legacy of Charles and Ray Eames: