Inspired by the found objects that Ray and Charles Eames picked up on their travels, the Vitra Eames House Bird has been a mainstay of the pair's celebrated body of work for over 70 years.
After appearing in a poster for Eames DKR Chairs the House Bird shot to success, with the black wooden bird fast becoming a widely recognised emblem not only of the pair's own extensive work, but a familiar symbol for the wider design industry in general. Also available in a walnut version.
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”.