There is a good chance Pacific Standard Time (PST), a Los Angeles-wide exhibition initiative tackling every major art movement from 1945-1980, will tire out viewer. It's good thing, then, that a living room is included on the agenda. The entire living room of the Eames House, aka Case Study #8, will be relocated to the LACMA Resnick Pavillion in honor of PST.
The Eames House was built by design dream-team Charles and Ray Eames to directly address the needs of an imaginary client. The house was a vehicle of productivity; it functions to streamline the tasks of daily life in an elegant way. In the original 1945 designer brief, the couple explained: “The house must make no insistent demands for itself but rather aid as background for life in work." Viewers can witness the exact manifestation of the couple's vision of a modern home through the furniture, lighting, bookcases, and floors that made up the original.
The living room will be part of LACMA’s exhibition ‘California Design, 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way,"’ which, according to the museum, is “is the first major study of California midcentury modern design.” The exhibition will depict modern California design not as an isolated aesthetic code but as an answer to the current set of conditions and the desire to live in a modern world. The Huffington Post will continue to provide coverage of Pacific Standard Time’s exhibitions and events as it celebrates the history of the LA Art Scene.