Like many other legendary 20th-century architects and designers, Charles and Ray Eames, too, spent time designing textiles to realise their ideas in terms of colours, shapes and materials. The Dot Pattern consists of variations of a graphic design made up of crosses and dots to become a large composition and demonstrates references to the abstract paintings by Ray Eames from the 1930s.
Made from Merino lamb’s wool - a high-quality natural fibre that comes from the first shearing of the Merino lamb. It is extremely lightweight, fine and soft and offers optimum heat exchange. A great deal of technical and manual expertise is required to process the high-quality natural fibres. It is for this reason that the blankets by Vitra are made by a German blanket manufacturing company with more than 100 years of experience in processing natural fibres.
American husband and wife design duo Charles and Ray Eames have had a profound influence on the visual character of American life, producing original work within the fields of architecture, furniture design, industrial design, manufacturing and the photographic arts.
The Eames’ first partnered with Vitra in 1957 to produce some of the most iconic pieces of furniture in the history of interior design. Today Vitra continues to reflect their philosophy on design and functionality, best understood through Charles’ own words: “Recognising the need is the primary condition for the design”.