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Miniature Chair, Eames® Elephant

Miniature Chair, Eames® Elephant

Charles & Ray Eames, 1945

This product is represented in MoMA's Design collection.

This product is in a MoMA Exhibition.

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Item #94316
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Miniature Chair, Eames® Elephant

This chair is one of many collectible miniatures, painstakingly made to replicate important chairs in the development of twentieth-century furniture design, many of which are represented in MoMA's collection. The Eames Elephant was designed by Charles and Ray Eames, whose work is featured in the Museum’s collection and has been displayed in numerous exhibitions. In terms of fabrication, the Elephant is one of the most complex from the Eames' early molded plywood designs because of its tight angles and compound curves. Because of this, the chair was never put into production and only two prototypes were made. The miniature is reproduced at a scale of 1:6 and packed in its own miniature wooden shipping crate with a descriptive brochure. Developed by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, each chair is crafted in the materials of the original Eames Elephant.

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These collectable miniature chairs replicate important pieces in the development of twentieth-century furniture design many of which are represented in MoMA's design collection. Developed by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, each chair is painstakingly crafted in the original materials at a scale of 1:6 and is packed in its own wooden shipping crate with a descriptive brochure.

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History

Mid-Century Design

Following World War II, a number of factors combined to foster a new direction in home products and furniture. New materials, such as molded plywood and plastic, and advances in mass production techniques opened a world of design options. Through the efforts of companies like Herman Miller, their longtime design director George Nelson, and the influential team of Charles and Ray Eames, these new designs could be produced for a broad market. A new vocabulary of ergonomic form, versatile function, and synthetic material emerged—and some of the most beloved furniture of the century was created.

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Product Specs

Type Inspired Office
Made In Poland
Size 2.5h x 5w x 3"d
Materials Three-Dimensionally Molded Plywood, Natural Maple, Nickel-Plated Screws
Designer Charles & Ray Eames
Date 1945