As the ultimate tribute, the Japanese apparel company UNIQLO has made a fashion line immortalizing the iconic furniture designs of Charles and Ray Eames.
The SPRZ NY EAMES collection — which features shirts, blankets, stoles, and slippers — can be purchased online starting October 12 and at select stores beginning October 13. These select stores include three New York City locations and one in Chicago. Prices are affordable, ranging from $14.90 to $19.90.
"Like UNIQLO, Charles and Ray believed that good design and quality objects should be available to all," according to the brand.
The collaboration is intended to "celebrate the groundbreaking contributions of American designer couple Charles and Ray Eames to modern design, art, and culture in the 20th century." Specifically, the iconic Eames chairs will be showcased on UNIQLO's products.
SPRZ NY, which stands for "Surprise New York," is UNIQLO's global project where art and fashion meet. The Eames collection is part of the UNIQLO SPRZ NY project's ongoing collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.