SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - Eames Foundation has met its initial goal to raise $150,000 in an effort to preserve and protect the Eames House, a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture, for the next 250 years.
"We are so grateful to have raised more than $150,000 in less than three months after launching our grassroots fundraising campaign," said Eames Demetrios, Chairman of the Board of Eames Foundation. "We couldn't have done it without the help and support of our partners and the many, many individuals who've donated to the cause. We're happy that so many love and appreciate the work of Charles and Ray Eames -- and cherish being part of its future. And because we estimate that the total conservation cost will be around 2.5 million dollars, this grassroots passion is essential to the future of the Eames House."
To help preserve the Eames House and own a piece of the Eames legacy, people can purchase hand-numbered original prints for 75 dollars each. The prints are 100 percent original works created by Nebo, Atlanta-based digital marketing and web design agency. The designs were inspired by the elegant geometry and understated simplicity of the Eames's designs.
For each print sold at 75 dollars, Herman Miller and Vitra, Eames Foundation's partner companies for the campaign, matched every purchase with an additional 75-dollar donation. The campaign launched in January 2013 and met its goal just three months later.
Emboldened by the success of the first phase of the campaign, Eames Foundation and Nebo will reveal four new limited addition prints to continue to help raise funds to help preserve the Eames House.
"Design enthusiasts around the world have really rallied for this cause," said Adam Harrell, President at Nebo. "The amount of support has been absolutely amazing. We're looking forward to the release of this next set of prints so we can help preserve this landmark of modern architecture for the next generation."
To view the current prints and learn more about the Eames House and Charles and Ray Eames, visit www.EamesHouse250.org.
About Eames Foundation:
The Charles and Ray Eames House Preservation Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to preserving and protecting the Eames House and to providing educational experiences that celebrate the creative legacy of Charles and Ray Eames. Established in 2004, it is an officially recognized not-for-profit organization. Learn more at www.eamesfoundation.org
Nebo is a human-centered interactive agency. We believe that great work comes from understanding the needs, wants and perceptions of your audience. This human-centered approach informs everything we do. With expertise in interactive marketing strategy, web design, user experience, search engine optimization, pay per click management, conversion rate optimization and content management systems, Nebo has helped its clients achieve their digital goals. Visit http://www.neboagency.com for more information.
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller's inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services help people do great things and organizations to perform at their best. Its award-winning products generated more than $1.7 billion in revenue in fiscal 2012. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global company. In 2012, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was named among the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers by Industry Week. Herman Miller is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR. Visit www.hermanmiller.com for more information.
Vitra is a furniture company dedicated to developing healthy, intelligent inspiring and durable solutions for the office, the home and for public spaces. Vitra's products and concepts are developed in Switzerland by applying a diligent design process that brings together the company's engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. It is our goal to create products with a high functional and aesthetic life expectancy. The Vitra Campus architecture, the Vitra Design Museum, workshops, publications, collections and archives are all integral elements of Vitra Project. They give Vitra Campus architecture, the Vitra Design Museum, workshops, publications, collections and archives are all integral elements of the Vitra Project. They give Vitra the opportunity to gain perspective and depth in all of its creative activities. Visit http://www.vitra.com/en-us/ to learn more about Vitra.