The couple realized their designs always as a congenial designer couple. Charles Eames studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. After a fellowship at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, he became head of the Department of Industrial Design. His wife Ray Eames was a trained visual artist who developed the unique design concepts and designs together with her husband. With their artistic design, the couple had an immense, pioneering influence on the US-American and exotic design in the second half of the 20th century. The furniture designs were influenced by functionalism to a high degree. In particular, the armchairs and chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames are among the best known design classics in the field of seating. The leather upholstered Eames Lounge Chair and its ottoman stand for luxury and comfort in perfection. In this sense, Charles and Ray Eames understood furniture as a special retreat from the hustle and overstimulation of everyday life. Various chair designs such as the Eames DAR, DAW, DSR, DSW and LCW also apply as timeless masterpieces. To this day, the Eames office chairs enjoy great popularity.