Eames Elephant

Side view of a stool showing the flat seat. Rear view of a stool showing the tail. Rear view of a stool showing the tail. Front view of a stool showing the small eyes. Underside view of a stool showing the thickness of the material. Close view of a stool showing the moulded inscription on the base. Close view of a stool showing the Eames button on the top of the head. Side view of a stool showing the packaging. Close view of a stool showing the packaging.
Side view of a stool showing the flat seat. Rear view of a stool showing the tail. Rear view of a stool showing the tail. Front view of a stool showing the small eyes. Underside view of a stool showing the thickness of the material. Close view of a stool showing the moulded inscription on the base. Close view of a stool showing the Eames button on the top of the head. Side view of a stool showing the packaging. Close view of a stool showing the packaging.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006729
Date
2012

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Description

A small scale elephant originally designed in 1945 by Charles and Ray Eames as a child's ride on toy. It was first made in plywood but was never put into mass production. It has more recently become available in this polypropylene version. The elephant is made in two parts, the head and the body, which are joined together at the back of the neck with a metal bolt. This 2012 example is complete with illustrated box.
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Dimensions
Width
450mm
Height
450mm
Length
720mm
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