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For the Summer Collection 2020, Vitra is continuing with the concept it initiated last year: grouping several accessories and objects with coordinated designs to create a seasonal assortment, which is available for a limited period of time.

The Summer Collection 2020 evokes the feeling of a fresh sea breeze on a bright sunny day and includes accessories featuring the ‘Sea Things’ motif by Ray Eames.

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Sea Things

Sea Things is a pattern created by Ray Eames in 1945. It shows a lovingly designed undersea world full of starfish, jellyfish, crustacea, algae and other whimsical creatures. The pattern is conceived so that it can be repeated horizontally or vertically, or only used in part – still always forming a lively underwater universe.

Ray Eames submitted Sea Things together with her design Crosspatch to the ‘Competition for Printed Fabrics’ organised by the New York Museum of Modern Art in 1947. Sea Things received an honourable mention and was included in the exhibition ‘Printed Textiles for the Home’.

© Eames Office, LLC
© Eames Office, LLC

Vitra is reviving the cheerful motif for a limited period in close collaboration with Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles Eames and Director of the Eames Office: Sea Things in a blue-green colour appears on the Paper Napkins, Classic Trays and Table Runner, evoking a fresh, yet subtle ocean mood.