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eames plywood elephant

by Eames ® from Vitra.

eames plywood elephant

Design Charles & Ray Eames®, 1945
Plywood with face veneer in American cherry
Made by Vitra

"Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality."
-Charles Eames

Charles and Ray Eames developed a toy elephant made of plywood in 1945; however, this piece never went into production. One prototype was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1946 and still survives in the Eames family archives today. After a limited edition in 2007, Vitra has now launched serial production of the Eames Elephant in plywood for the very first time.

Charles and Ray Eames were fascinated by elephants. Many images of these gentle giants are found in Charles' photographic documentations of Indian culture and the circus world. The Eames Elephant was designed as a toy for children, but also as a striking sculptural object that makes a statement in any environment with its vigorous curves and delightful character. There is a playful charm in the way that the Eames' used juvenile motifs to create a vibrant, cheerful idiom that appeals to adults as well as children.

The Eames Elephant is also available in plastic, ideal for children, as well as in a scaled-down version, Eames Elephant (small), which comes in a variety of colors and is also made of plastic.

13.75" w | 31" d | front: 16.5" h | back: 13" h | head: 16.25" w

$2,250.00 + free shipping
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The primary need of the human being was an essential component of every design for Eames. They believed a design to be successful when it benefited the greatest number of people.
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of space through the power of design. A central goal of Vitra is sustainable development. Trendy styling is avoided in favor of classic pieces that can be used for decades.

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