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Eames Elephants

By Charles + Ray Eames, from Vitra
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Design by Charles & Ray Eames, 1945.
By Vitra.

Admired for its majestic size and loved for its proverbial good-humor, the ever-popular elephant is part of our everyday experience as a child's cuddly toy, a storybook character and a majestic creature. Charles and Ray Eames succumbed to their charms and, in 1945, designed a toy elephant made of plywood. However, it never made it into mass production.

The Eames Elephant is now available for the first time in a plastic version for those it was originally intended for: children. Whether as a toy or as an item for children's bedrooms, this friendly-looking animal with its distinctive, huge floppy ears should make the heart of many a child (and parent) beat just that little bit faster. Available in five colors.

Dimensions
  • 16.5" H x 16.25" W x 31" L
Material(s)
Batch-dyed polypropylene, matt surface
Notes
This product can be used outdoors.
Item Number
VIT-EAMES-ELEPHANTS
Model(s)
EAMES-ELEPHANTS

Design by Charles & Ray Eames, 1945.
By Vitra.

Admired for its majestic size and loved for its proverbial good-humor, the ever-popular elephant is part of our everyday experience as a child's cuddly toy, a storybook character and a majestic creature. Charles and Ray Eames succumbed to their charms and, in 1945, designed a toy elephant made of plywood. However, it never made it into mass production.

The Eames Elephant is now available for the first time in a plastic version for those it was originally intended for: children. Whether as a toy or as an item for children's bedrooms, this friendly-looking animal with its distinctive, huge floppy ears should make the heart of many a child (and parent) beat just that little bit faster. Available in five colors.

Vitra

Classic. Modern. Sustainable.

Vitra has manufactured furniture designs by Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson since 1957. Building on this foundation, Vitra has developed a wide range of furnishings for the office, for the home and for public spaces in collaboration with progressive designers. Yet Vitra is more than just a design-oriented manufacturing company. The name also stands for the Vitra Design Museum, for a collection of modern furniture and its accompanying archive, for workshops and publications on topics of design, and for an architectural concept that unites buildings by Frank Gehry, Nicholas Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Alvaro Siza, Herzog & de Meuron and SANAA at the Vitra Headquarters in Birsfelden (Switzerland) and on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein (Germany).

Product longevity is central to Vitra's contribution to sustainable development; short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. This can be seen most clearly in the classical pieces of furniture that have been used for decades, had several owners and have then even ended up as a part of a collection. For Vitra, the manufacture of sustainable products means intense pre-production development, where the highest-grade materials are selected and tests are carried out that simulate 15 years of use. In order to enforce and monitor sustainable development in all business activities of the company, a work group was formed in 1986 by the name of 'Vitra and the Environment'. Because of this, Vitra can proudly claim that it has been dedicated to sustainability for nearly a quarter of a century.

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Charles + Ray Eames

A chair that looked like a potato chip. Another that resembled a "well-used first baseman's mitt." A folding screen that rippled...

With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the "Eames look."

That look and their relationship with Herman Miller started with molded plywood chairs in the late 1940s and includes the world-renowned Eames lounge chair, now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Eames Elephant reissue from Vitra! For a long time I've wanted to get one of these Eames Elephants but with the plywood version in circulation the cost has always been out of reach. I recently purchased this full sized reissue from Vitra in plastic and couldn't be happier. It has all of the feeling and durability of the original but at a fraction of the price. This is a great item for display or if you have small kids, as a stool or bench. Finally, there is an Eames Elephant that is "the most of the best to the greatest number of people for the least!"
Date published: 2012-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice Vitra reissue! I've been admiring this Eames creation for some time now but the plywood version has always been too pricey. Thankfully you can get it now at a reasonable cost in the Vitra reissue in plastic. A great modern piece for display or for the kids!
Date published: 2012-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and fun chair for kids :) The chair was great accessory for my house. I will enjoy to have this chair in my house :)
Date published: 2012-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i love it. it's pragmatic and safe to use with beautiful and elegant design.
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Lots of fun for the kids and hip for the space.
Date published: 2010-12-06
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