Charles Eames: Tinkerer, Solar Pioneer

As if Charles and Ray Eames didn't do enough for design, it's now revealed that they were early solar energy pioneers. Maybe this is common knowledge to Eames devotees, but I hadn't heard it before. Check out the video below, featuring Charles' solar-powered Do Nothing Machine. Awesome.

via Gizmodo


  1. Saaaweeeet! Love that do-nothing-machine. Who knew?! (Not me, that's for sure.)

  2. Love these stories about eccentric tinkerers hitting the mainstream. I'd known about both the Eames Chair and the film "Powers of Ten" for years, but didn't know that it was the same guy who made them....

  3. Love that pic of Eames, certain resemblance to Morrissey there, did a double take in my RSS feed :D