How is the Ranch related to the Eames Office?
The Eames Office is a private family business, dedicated to communicating, preserving, and extending the work of Charles & Ray Eames. The Office leads all Eames product development with partners like Herman Miller and Vitra, as well as owns all intellectual property rights. No Eames furniture development or production has ever been undertaken at the Ranch.
How is the Ranch related to the Eames House?
The historic Eames House in Los Angeles, built in the late-1940s and inhabited by Charles & Ray Eames, is operated by the Eames Foundation. The Eames Ranch, was created by daughter Lucia Eames in the mid-1990s—with its two buildings designed by the late William Turnbull, perhaps best known as a founding architect of Sea Ranch, one of the crown jewels of Sonoma County.
Will there be accommodations at the Ranch?
No, the only residents of the Ranch are Eames granddaughter Llisa Demetrios and her small family, who have resided on the property for more than 25 years.
What can I do to contribute to the Ranch?
The Ranch relies on charitable donations from Eames enthusiasts and those interested in sustainable agriculture, responsible land management, and water conservation. We also encourage donations to support the preservation and operation of the Eames House, and to our nonprofit agricultural and conservation partners.