Fiberglass Chairs

Film Review by Dean Duncan May 26, 2015

They’ve mastered processes, and their portrayal as well. The way the Eames so artfully assemble their films convinces you of the artfulness of the thing they’re portraying, too. That would seem to be the message here, and not for the first time. The chairs are assembled industrially. They show all the parts of the process as being executed with an industrial efficiency, but with a craftsman’s spirituality too. I don’t know about that, but it’s also true that we don’t have to act like Wiliam Morris all the time. As before (Blacktop, etc.) their continuing strategy of using close-ups turns some of the materials practically abstract. One of these abstractions is of the billowing fibre-glass, about which I believe we have a different understanding these days!