The latest addition to the Vitra Design Museum's Miniatures Collection, the Eames Plywood Elephant is considered a legend by collectors. Only two prototypes were produced in 1945, both of which were subsequently displayed in an exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art. Today, only one known model remains in the possession of the Eames Family. Charles and Ray Eames were fascinated by elephants. Many images of these gentle giants are found in Charles' photographic documentations of Indian culture and the circus world.
• miniature 1:6 scale model of original design
• available in natural maple
• measures 2.5h x 5w x 3d inches