Design is for living. That adage wrought a pervasive change in design throughout the 1940s and 1950s. It was a transformation of shape, with Charles and Ray Eames taking the lead. The husband and wife team of Charles and Ray Eames who together created a new look for furniture and design. Sleek, sophisticated, modern, yet simple lines combined to create beauty and functionality. Charles and Ray Eames’s bent plywood creations were intended to meet the practical requirements of the general population while bringing modern simplicity into their homes.