Eames Elephant (small) by Vitra
Design by Charles and Ray Eames
In the 1940s, Charles and Ray Eames spent several years developing and refining a technique for the three-dimensional moulding of plywood, creating a series of furniture items and sculptures in the process. Among these initial designs, the two-part elephant proved to be the most technically challenging due to its tight compound curves, and the piece never went into serial production. A prototype was given to Charles’s 14-year-old daughter Lucia Eames and later Charles and Ray Eames developed a toy elephant made of plywood in 1945; however, this piece never went into production. A scaled-down version, the Eames Elephant (small) made of robust plastic, can be used as a child‘s toy or as a decorative object, whose friendly face adds a charming note to any setting.
Material: dyed-through polyproylene, matt finish
Dimensions: Width 175mm, Length 390mm, Height 210mm
Colours: White, Deep Black, Ice Gray, Buttercup, Palm Green, Pale Rose, Poppy Red