The beautiful new leporello published by Nobrow, Eventually Everything Connects is the creation of Loris Lora (what a wonderful name), and shows how some of the biggest names of 20th century show business and California modernism are but a few colourful dotted lines from one another, thanks to the Eames.
The publication illustrates a quote from Charles Eames himself: “Eventually everything connects”.
It takes the form of a hardback covered frieze – all four meters of it – depicting a scene furnished with Eames pieces and populated by characters including Alfred Hitchcock. On one side, we peek into a glamourous film shoot; on the other, we’re immersed in the equally glamourous setting of a jazz band playing while Dennis Hopper looks on, camera dangling round his neck ready to add to his collection of photographs.
Tucked into the back cover of the book is a handy illustrated guide to the connections suggested in the main frieze, acting as a map to show how design informed the films, artworks and music of some of the most iconic characters of the last 100 years.
Eventually Everything Connects is published by Nobrow priced £25