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The Eames Plywood Elephant is a new release of a prototype toy elephant made by Charles and Ray Eames in 1945. However, this piece never went into production due to the cost of making it, instead it was purchased by the MOMA museum. Vitra made the product available for the first time in 2007 as a plastic Eames Elephant version, today it has also been introduced in the original plywood material. 

Birch plywood with an American Cherry wood face veneer is steam treated and set into moulds to create each of the toy's two sections. The wood is then joined with a brass bolt and finished with a clear protective lacquer.  

Whether it is used as a sturdy indoor toy or simply as an attractive object in a child's room, this friendly looking animal with prominent, oversized ears will bring delight to children and parents alike.

Eames Plywood Elephant

Eames Plywood Elephant

by Vitra

Regular price $1,447.00 USD
Regular price $1,703.00 USD Sale price $1,447.00 USD
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Technical Information
Height: 41.5 cm, Width: 41 cm, Length: 78.5 cm, Seat height: 33 cm
Materials/Construction
Birch plywood with American Cherry face veneer.
Matt lacquer finish.

The Eames Plywood Elephant is a new release of a prototype toy elephant made by Charles and Ray Eames in 1945. However, this piece never went into production due to the cost of making it, instead it was purchased by the MOMA museum. Vitra made the product available for the first time in 2007 as a plastic Eames Elephant version, today it has also been introduced in the original plywood material. 

Birch plywood with an American Cherry wood face veneer is steam treated and set into moulds to create each of the toy's two sections. The wood is then joined with a brass bolt and finished with a clear protective lacquer.  

Whether it is used as a sturdy indoor toy or simply as an attractive object in a child's room, this friendly looking animal with prominent, oversized ears will bring delight to children and parents alike.

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    Charles and Ray Eames

    This product is designed by
    Charles and Ray Eames

    Charles and Ray were a married couple who fundamentally changed the way furniture and buildings are designed and manufactured - playing a large role at the inception of the Modernist movement. They worked with Herman Miller and then later Vitra in the 1950’s to pioneer new technologies in moulded plywood, plastic resin and wire mesh products.

    Charles was by highly influenced by the Finnish Architect Eliel Saarinen who encouraged Eames to move to Michigan to further study Architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He became friends with Eliel’s son Eero and together they created a prize-winning furniture entry for New York’s MOMA museum ‘Organic Design in Home Furnishings’ competition. Ray Eames was born as Bernice...