“Eames Generations: A Legacy of California Design” is a new
exhibit featuring artwork by Lucia Eames and Llisa Demetrios,
daughter and granddaughter of legendary California designers
Charles and Ray Eames whose legacy of innovation continues to
influence the arts today.
Lucia Eames has designed indoor and outdoor furniture and
metalworks for over thirty years. A graduate of Radcliffe
College, where she studied sculpture, Lucia designs functional
indoor and outdoor pieces laser-cut in carbon steel, aluminum,
and stainless steel. Her commissioned public works include the
92-foot-tall Wind Harp in South San Francisco and the
kinetic Clock Tower in Newport Beach. As the matriarch
of the Eames family, Lucia also oversees the preservation of the
Eames family’s legacy with her five children, who together serve
as the Eames Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Llisa Demetrios works primarily with bronze, creating large-scale
sculptures often displayed in outdoor settings. A graduate of
Yale University, Llisa also studied at the California College of
Arts and Crafts and has lectured on sculpture at the Academy of
Art University. Formerly the archivist of the Mies van der Rohe
collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, today Llisa
is the archivist of the Eames Foundation and shares studio space
with her mother in Sonoma County.