Eames Elephant
by Vitra

Eames Elephant by Vitra

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Product Overview

Eames Elephant

The Eames Elephant is the perfect fun toy for children or a piece of art for the Eames and / or elephant enthusiast. Made of durable plastic, the Eames Elephant can be used indoor or outdoor, and will bring delight to all those that see it.

  • Matte Finish
  • Limited 5-year Warranty

Special Note about Sun Exposure: A special additives to the Eames Elephant slows down the fading process caused by Ultraviolet Rays. However, leaving product exposed to the sun for an extended period of time can result in color changes

Almost no other animal enjoys such popularity as the elephant. Admired for its majestic size and loved for its proverbial good-humor, it is part of our everyday experience as a child's cuddly toy, a storybook character and a majestic creature. Charles and Ray Eames also succumbed to their charms and in 1945 designed a toy elephant made of plywood. However, it never made it into mass production. The Eames elephant is now available for the first time in a plastic version for those it was originally intended for: children.

Whether used as a toy (also outdoors) or a decorative item in a children's room - this friendly-looking animal with its distinctive, over-sized ears is bound to bring cheer and enjoyment to many a child's and parent's heart.

Vitra History

The Vitra Company is a Swiss manufacturer of designer furniture originally founded in Weil am Rhein, Germany, in 1950 by Willi Fehlbaum, the owner of a furniture shop in nearby Basel, Switzerland. In the 1950s, Vitra acquired licenses for the iconic designs of Charles and Ray Eames (e.g., the Eames Lounge chair and ottoman) and George Nelson (e.g., the Nelson Ball Clock), and has since been the European retailer of the works of many internationally renowned contemporary furniture designers such as Philippe Starck, Borek Sipek, Mario Bellini, Glen Oliver Low, Verner Panton, Antonio Citterio, Frank Gehry and many more.

With a stated goal of making designer goods more accessible to the general public, Vitra's product line consists of a wide range of designer furniture and the company's own designs for use in offices, homes and public areas. Never afraid to experiment with new and bold ideas, Vitra celebrated the 50th anniversary this year of the Panton chair by Danish designer Verner Panton . Not only was this cantilevered, stacking chair Vitra’s first independently developed product, but also the very first single-form injection-molded plastic chair made from a single section, a design that other companies for many years did not believe could be built.

More than just a design-oriented manufacturing company, Vitra also stands for the Vitra Design Museum, a collection of modern furniture and archives, for workshops and publications on topics of design, and for an architectural concept that unites buildings by Frank Gehry, Nicholas Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Alvaro Siza and others at the Vitra Headquarters in Birsfelden, Switzerland and on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

Dedicated to sustainability for nearly a quarter of a century, Vitra believes the manufacture of sustainable products means intense pre-production development, where the highest-grade materials are selected and tests are carried out that simulate 15 years of use. Product longevity is central to the company’s mission statement, and short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. Vitra has made it their mission to develop furniture and furnishing systems that stimulate, inspire and motivate, while also offering the body comfort, safety, and support.

Product Dimensions
16-1/2"H (Feet to Head; 13"H Feet to Tail) x 13-3/4"W x 31"D Trunk to Tail

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