Eames Elephant, plywood, grey
Vitra’s Eames Elephant was designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1945. The Elephant was originally made of plywood, but due to its challenging and detailed shape, it was put into production only later, first as a plastic version and later in the original plywood. The Eames’ designed the Elephant as a children’s toy and stool, but it has become a popular design classic that can be used anywhere.
To celebrate the iconic piece's 75th anniversary in 2020, Vitra launched Eames Elephant in grey-stained plywood as a limited, numbered edition of 999 pieces. Not only does the lovely grey finish keep the plywood's beautiful natural grain visible, but it also pays tribute to colour of the toy's natural counterpart.
Charles & Ray Eames