Eames Elephant designed by Ray and Charles Eames, Eames Plastic Elephant, Eames children elephant chair
Eames Elephant designed by Ray and Charles Eames, Eames Plastic Elephant, Eames children elephant chair
Eames Elephant designed by Ray and Charles Eames, Eames Plastic Elephant, Eames children elephant chair
Eames Elephant designed by Ray and Charles Eames, Eames Plastic Elephant, Eames children elephant chair
Eames Elephant designed by Ray and Charles Eames, Eames Plastic Elephant, Eames children elephant chair
Eames Elephant designed by Ray and Charles Eames, Eames Plastic Elephant, Eames children elephant chair
Eames Elephant designed by Ray and Charles Eames, Eames Plastic Elephant, Eames children elephant chair
Eames Elephant designed by Ray and Charles Eames, Eames small plastic Elephant, Eames children elephant chair
Eames Elephant designed by Ray and Charles Eames, Eames Plywood Elephant, Eames children elephant chair
Eames Elephant designed by Ray and Charles Eames, Eames Plywood Elephant, Eames children elephant chair
Eames Elephant designed by Ray and Charles Eames, Eames small plastic Elephant, Eames children elephant chair

Eames Elephant

Designed by
Charles and Ray Eames

Product Category:

Accessories
Seating - Children

  • Product information
  • Materials

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.

After a limited edition in 2007, Vitra has now added a plywood version of the legendary Eames Elephant to its standard portfolio. The sculptural decorative figure with a high-quality face veneer in American cherry has been available since 2017.

Several years ago, the Eames Elephant was also launched in plastic, making it available to the target group for which it was originally intended: children. And a smaller version – with an identical design but reduced in scale – likewise comes in plastic in a choice of colours.

 

MATERIAL

Dyed-through polypropylene or Moulded plywood with face veneer 

 

FINISHES

Matt polypropylene colours in Ice grey, Pale rose, Palm green, Buttercup, Deep black, Poppy red and White

Plywood in American Cherry 

 

Dimensions

Eames Elephant: 785mmL x 410mmD x 415mmH

Eames Elephant Small: 390mmL x 205mmD x 210mmH

Eames Elephant Plywood: 785mmL x 410mmD x 415mmH

Lead time
8-12 weeks
Good to know
- 5-year warranty
Polypropylene
Plywood