Chair champions: Charles and Ray Eames

With smooth lines and subtle curves, the chairs created by husband and wife designing team Charles and Ray Eames are instantly recognisable. Their distinctive style, which emerged from their office in southern California, has been emulated across the world.

But the couple behind the lounger and ottoman - a design classic - were also prolific toy and filmmakers. Their work is being celebrated in London in a new exhibition - Addressing the Need: The Graphic Design of the Eames Office. Take a look with their grandson Eames Demetrios and curator Carol Swords.

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Addressing the Need: The Graphic Design of the Eames Office is at PM Gallery and House, Ealing, London - until 3 November 2012.

All images subject to copyright - click bottom right for image information. Most images courtesy and copyright 2012 Eames Office, LLC.

Music by KPM Music and Dusty Springfield.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 14 September 2012.

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