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Eames Elephant

Eames Elephant
by Vitra

Designed by
Charles & Ray Eames
for Vitra 1945

Whether selected as an elegant wooden object for the living room, as a robust plastic toy for a child’s bedroom or outdoor use, or as a small decorative animal figure – the friendly Eames Elephant with its proudly prominent ears will bring delight to children and parents alike.

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


Available in moulded cherry plywood or white, ice grey, palm green, deep black, poppy red, pale rose, buttercup plastic.


Material: moulded plywood or plastic


Width: 410mm x Height: 415mm x Depth: 785mm

Lead time+
Approximately 18 - 22 weeks.