Eames Elephant Plywood American Cherry


Eames Elephant Plywood American Cherry


Charles and Ray Eames developed a toy elephant made of plywood in 1945; however, this piece never went into production - until now. read more...
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The story behind this product

In the early 1940s, Charles and Ray Eames spent several years developing and refining a technique for moulding plywood into three-dimensional shapes, 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. One prototype, which was given to Charles's 14-year-old daughter Lucia Eames, was loaned to the Museum of Modern Art in New York for a 1946 exhibition. It is still in the possession of the Eames family today.
  • Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, now in production due to the innovative processes by Vitra

  • Manufactured in plywood with an American Cherry face veneer, the Eames Elephant is now available in this new more mature finish to blend in with your home decor.

  • The Eames Elephant is also available in durable plastic, ideal for a children's stool

  • A beautiful piece of iconic design which would look fabulous in any home

Dimensions & Specifications


Height 41.5cm
Width 41cm
Depth 78.5cm
Back H 33cm
Leg Width 35cm

Material & Specifications

  • Plywood with face veneer in American cherry.

Care & Buying Guide

  • Do not use any harsh cleaning agents or care products containing silicone or abrasives

  • Avoid rubbing the surface aggressively

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Meet the designer

Charles & Ray Eames

In a career that spanned over forty years, husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames developed countless ground-breaking pieces of furniture. Cementing their names as figureheads of America’s Mid-century Modern movement, the couple produced a prolific range of designs including the Eames Lounge Chair (1956), DSW Chair (1950) and Eames House (1949) all of which are still to this day heralded for their innovative use of new materials.

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