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Eames House (Case Study House) the Ply Elephant

Around 1945, while developing their innovative plywood splints and chairs, the Eameses also designed a menagerie of plywood animals. They were sculptural enough to be decorative and sturdy enough to support a child. But none of the creatures—elephant, frog, seal, bear, and horse—moved beyond the concept stage.... that is until 2007. LIMITED. Pictured here is the original bent Ply Elephant that Charles and Ray made for Lucia. Only two elephants were ever made and only THIS original exists today. Thankfully its in the safe hands of the Eames family.

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Taken on June 17, 2007