From the early 1940s onwards, Charles and Ray Eames developed and refined the technique of three-dimensional plywood deformation and used it in the manufacture of a variety of furniture and sculptures.
Among these early creations was the two-piece elephant with its narrow, contrasting curves, which was not mass-produced. The prototype was given to Charles' 14-year-old daughter Lucia Eames as a gift, and was borrowed for an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1946. It is now in the possession of the Eames family archives.
After a limited edition in 2007, Vitra is making the famous Eames elephant available in plywood for the first time.
As an elegant wooden object in your living room, as a sturdy plastic toy for the nursery and as a decorative animal figurine outdoors, this friendly animal with pronounced ears will make the hearts of young and old beat faster.