Inspirational Quotes from Charles Eames

The details are not the details. They make the design.

Charles Eames

Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.

Charles Eames

Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.

Charles Eames

Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.

Charles Eames

The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.

Charles Eames

Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world.

Charles Eames

Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.

Charles Eames

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.

Charles Eames

Ideas are cheap. Always be passionate about ideas and communicating those ideas and discoveries to others in the things you make.

Charles Eames

The real questions are: Does it solve a problem? Is it serviceable? How is it going to look in ten years?

Charles Eames

In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route.

Charles Eames

We work because it’s a chain reaction, each subject leads to the next.

Charles Eames

Who ever said that pleasure wasn’t functional?

Charles Eames

It is almost impossible to reconcile self expression with the creative act.

Charles Eames

It makes me feel guilty that anybody should have such a good time doing what they are supposed to do.

Charles Eames

It is not easy to do something good, but it is extremely difficult to do something bad.

Charles Eames