Charles and Ray Eames developed a toy elephant made of plywood in 1945; however, this piece never went into production. Now manufactured in plastic, the Eames Elephant is available to the target group for which it was originally intended: children. Whether as a sturdy indoor-outdoor toy or simply as an attractive object in a child's room, this friendly looking animal with prominent, oversized ears will bring delight to children and parents alike.
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ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Charles Eames, born 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri, studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis and opened his own office together with Charles M. Gray in 1930. In 1935 he founded another architectural firm with Robert T. Walsh. After receiving a fellowship in 1938 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, he moved to Michigan and joined the faculty the following year. In 1940, he and Eero Sa ...