Vitra Charles & Ray Eames Plywood Elephant
Charles Eames would have been 100 this year. And to celebrate this milestone, Vitra is re-producing one of Charles & Ray Eames most interesting designs - the Plywood Elephant.
Interesting because of how it's made. They developed their method of moulding plywood into three-dimensional shapes in the early 40s - and the elephant (produced in 1945) was the most difficult of the designs produced by this method, because of the number of tight angles and curves involved.
Vitra's anniversary Plywood Elephant is strictly limited to 1000 pieces, each being numbered and available in two different finishes - natural maple or red stained maple. Both identical in form to the originals.
No price as yet - check the Vitra site nearer release date.
Find out more at the Vitra website
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