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U.S. Postal Service to Dedicate Charles and Ray Eames Stamps


Charles and Ray Eames used new materials and technology to create high-quality products that addressed everyday problems and made modern design, including the molded plywood chair, accessible to all Americans. The pane of 16 stamps represents the Eameses’ significant contributions to modern design, including furniture, architecture, film and exhibits.

Katherine Tobin, member, Board of Governors, U.S. Postal Service
Herb Katz, mayor, Santa Monica, CA
Eames Demetrios, grandson, Charles and Ray Eames
Linda Kingsley, senior vice president, strategy and transition, U.S. Postal Service

Dedication of Charles and Ray Eames stamps

Tuesday, June 17
11 a.m. PT

Eames Office
850 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1325

Story Lines:
The stamps – The objects that appear on the stamps were selected from among hundreds of items created by the designers and represent the breadth of their extraordinary body of creative work.

The legacy – Today most of the Eameses’ furniture and many of their products are still being made and can be found in private homes and public spaces across the country.

The designer – The stamps were created by USPS Art Director and Designer Derry Noyes. To schedule an interview with Ms. Noyes, contact Michael Woods (, 202-268-7236).


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