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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for December 15

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15: FAMOUS FURNITURE DESIGNERS

Profile America — Saturday, December 15th.  One of America's most influential furniture designers, a woman named Ray Eames, was born 100 years ago today.  With her husband, Charles Eames, the couple made furniture out of inexpensive but durable materials, such as plywood, allowing everyday Americans to buy fashionable furniture.  One of their best known examples is a modernistic chair with a matching ottoman, still made today, known simply as the "Eames Chair."  The couple is also credited with influencing architecture, textiles, and photography.  There are nearly 47,000 furniture stores across the U.S., and they sell close to $60 billion worth of furniture each year.  You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources:  Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 590
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 44211

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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