Eames House (Case Study House) the Ply Elephant

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    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.

    Snaggs, srk1941, davidlasky, and 91 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Snaggs 94 months ago | reply

      Aargh!!! AMAZING!

    2. robertschodterer 89 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called wooddesign, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      Its an amazing sample of wooddesign.if there is more to see in that direction please let me know,

    3. Ella Pedersen 80 months ago | reply

      that is so fantastic.

    4. 11+13 78 months ago | reply

      Love it!!!

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