A good boyPosted: November 8, 2011
We’re still into animals this week, and really- what’s not to love about our sweet elephant?
Charles and Ray Eames were apparently really into elephants, having documented circuses and their adventures in India, both of which prominently feature the impressive animal. The Eames designed two prototypes made of molded plywood that was too complicated to produce for sale and so were displayed at the MoMA from 1945-6.
We hear that today, only one of the original elephants remains and is privately held by the Eames family. The copycat toy elephant we’re featuring below is made of white polypropylene and is created by the Vitra Design Museum and made in Germany. A perfect toy for the stylish toddler.
Eames Elephant, $290 at Design Within Reach