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Charles and Ray Eames developed a toy elephant made of plywood in 1945; however, this piece never went into production. One prototype was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1946 and still survives in the Eames family archives today. After a limited edition in 2007, Vitra launched serial production of the Eames Elephant in wood for the very first time in 2018. Now in 2020, the Eames Elephant will be 75 years old. To commemorate this anniversary, Vitra is launching a special series in grey-stained wood – bringing the intricately produced collector's item even closer to its living counterparts. The Eames Elephant (plywood, grey) is available as of September 2020 from nearly 600 Vitra retail partners. The special series is limited to 999 pieces, each of which have a special numbered label.