This version of the Eames Elephant from Vitra is presented in its intended plywood and American cherry veneer. The Eames’ originally envisioned their now iconic Elephant in plywood, back at its conception in 1945.
However, due to technological restraints at the time it was never produced. The elephant was originally designed as a child’s toy, this is still true but is also now a striking design classic addition to any interior.
Material: Plywood with face veneer in American cherry.
Charles & Ray Eames are one of modern design's most recognisable partnerships. Born in the early part of the 20th Century Charles and Ray Eames married in 1941 and moved to Los Angeles, where together they began experimenting with techniques for the three-dimensional moulding of plywood. The aim was to create comfortable chairs that were affordable.
Playful and fun, the Eames' had a great energy that lives through their iconic products today. "Take your pleasure seriously" was a favourite saying of Charles Eames.