Charles and Ray
Charles (1907-1978) and Bernice “Ray” (1912-1988) were an American husband and wife team who changed furniture design and architecture during the 20th century. They also contributed to industrial and graphic design, film and fine arts.
They were vital in popularizing new materials and techniques for crafting furniture, such as using molded plywood, fiberglass, plastic resin and wire mesh. They are most famous for their chairs, such as their Lounge Chair and Ottoman, DSW and line of office chairs.
While their work was largely attributed to Charles during their lifespan, it is now acknowledged that Charles and Ray worked together equally.