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Eames Plywood Elephant


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PRODUCT: Eames Plywood Elephant
MADE: European Union
SIZE: 31" long x 16.25" wide x 16.5" high
MATERIALS: Plywood with face veneer in American cherry
DESIGNER: Charles and Ray Eames
In the early 1940s, Charles and Ray Eames spent several years developing and refining a technique for moulding plywood into three-dimensional shapes, creating a series of furniture items and sculptures in the process. Among these initial designs, the two-part elephant proved to be the most technically challenging due to its tight compound curves, and the piece never went into serial production. One prototype, which was given to Charles's daughter Lucia Eames, was loaned to the Museum of Modern Art in New York for a 1946 exhibition. It is still in the possession of the Eames family today. The Eames Elephant can now be enjoyed by the target group for which it was originally intended: children – whether as an indoor-outdoor toy or simply as an attractive object for a child’s bedroom. It is also equally at home with adults, as a beautiful design object. It’s constructed in the EU from plywood with face veneer in beautiful American cherry.

Caution! The Eames Elephant is suitable as a toy for children between the ages of 3 and 14, with adult supervision. Please do not use the elephant on sensitive floors. Please regularly check that the screws holding the head and body of the Eames Elephant together are tight. Not for children under 3 years of age.

This item will incur a $60 shipping surcharge and will ship to the contiguous US only, via UPS. There is no Air shipping for this item, and it cannot be gift wrapped.  A signature will be required on delivery.

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