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Vitra Eames Elephant is based on the prototype of a toy elephant made from plywood by Charles and Ray Eames in 1945. Today, the charming sturdy plastic pachyderm is not only perfect for kids rooms, but is best equipped for outdoor adventures.

Details

Product type Kid's stool
Dimensions

(1) Height (rear): 33 cm
(2) Length: 78,5 cm
(3) Height (front): 41,5 cm
(4) Depth: 35 cm
Colours

Material Dyed-through polypropylene, matt finish
Product presentation
Variants Eames Elephant Small
Eames Elephant Plywood
Functions & Properties Suitable for outdoor use
Supports up to 70 kg
Care For general cleaning of the plastic please use a soft, damp cloth. Careful drying is subsequently recommended.
For removal of stains a mild cleaner is recommended. Avoid abrasive cleaners such as powders or pastes and aggressive "all-purpose cleaner", as they may damage the surface.
Warranty 24 months
Product datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,2 MB).
Product presentation

Popular versions

Eames Elephant, Ice grey
Eames Elephant, Black
Eames Elephant, White
Eames Elephant, Pale rose
Eames Elephant, Poppy red
Eames Elephant, Buttercup
Eames Elephant, Palm green

Design Story

Design

Originally presented in moulded plywood as part of a 1945 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, it would be some 60 years before the Eames Elephant entered serial production: to mark Charles Eames' 100th birthday in 2007 Vitra released a limited edition of 2000 pieces in the original plywood version. This very high quality, and equally limited quantity, edition made these impressive pachyderms a popular collector's item: but missed Charles and Ray Eames' intended purpose - an everyday toy for children. Thus, Vitra has developed a contemporary version of the Eames Elephant made of polypropylene, which not only makes the striking design available in a range of bright colours, but at an affordable price. In addition, the Vitra Elephant is, thanks to the new durable material, also ideal for outdoor adventures and thus reflects the designers position that play and pleasure are basic human needs and a integral source of enjoyment of life.

The Eames Elephant belongs to the Vitra design classics

Designer

Over the 40 years in which Charles and Ray Eames were not only married, but also cooperated as designers, arose in their studio in Los Angeles a whole universe full of beautiful things, many of which are today considered design classics. In addition to the popular furniture designs, such as the Eames chairs, the lounge chair, the LTR Occasional Table, the duo were active in a great many other fields of activity including photography, film, graphic design and toys. Charles Eames and Ray Kaiser first met in 1940 at Cranbook Academy of Art. The success of the pair's work is largely based on Charles' knowledge as an architect combined with Ray's talents as a painter, a combination which was responsible for the characteristic style of Eames designs. A style defined by a innate playfulness, as represented by the Eames Elephant