Charles and Ray Eames are famous for their contributions to modern furniture design, but this documentary covers so much more, they were a complex, fascinating couple. For examples of their, and other, iconic Mid-Century Modern furniture pieces, check out SCCLD's Pinterest page.
Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt are furniture dealers who specialize in Mid-Century Modern, facing existential crisis as they wait for their neighbor to die so they can expand their New York apartment.
The modernism and color palate of the set design make this a must see for fans of modern architecture, and though the film is a commentary on the coldness and absurdity of modernism and consumerism, I can't help loving it and wanting to buy everything in it!
There are nine "Eichler Home" communities in Northern California, the closest being the Fairglen Tract in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, so if you love the book, you can drive by some examples in person.