Eames Elephant

Design Within Reach

A delightful object for adults and children alike, the Eames Elephant (1945) developed out of the Eameses’ fascination with elephants. They designed the original elephant out of molded plywood, but fabrication methods proved too complex, and it never went into production. Vitra Design Museum expanded the elephant’s legacy by introducing this polypropylene version in the style of the Eames Molded Plastic Chair.

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