Originally created in 1945, the Eames Elephant family is celebrated in perfect fashion with the Vitra Eames Elephant Plywood - 75th Anniversary Edition. Crafted from plywood, and finished in a bold but playful grey colourway the Vitra Elephant sits happily on its own, as an occasional footstool or as a slight side table, and serves as the ideal tribute to one of the most recognisable design objects of them all.
The Vitra Elephant was originally designed as a children's toy, and maintains that spirit of playfulness over seven decades on, and looks set to for several decades more.
American husband and wife design duo Charles and Ray Eames have had a profound influence on the visual character of American life, producing original work within the fields of architecture, furniture design, industrial design, manufacturing and the photographic arts.
The Eames’ first partnered with Vitra in 1957 to produce some of the most iconic pieces of furniture in the history of interior design. Today Vitra continues to reflect their philosophy on design and functionality, best understood through Charles’ own words: “Recognising the need is the primary condition for the design”.