Eames Small Plastic Elephant

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Almost no other animal enjoys such popularity as the elephant. Admired for its majestic size and loved for its proverbial good-humor, it is part of our everyday experience as a child’s cuddly toy, a storybook character, and a majestic creature.

Charles and Ray Eames also succumbed to their charms and in 1945 designed a toy elephant made of plywood. However, it never made it into mass production and only 2 prototypes were developed.

The Eames Elephant is now available in a plastic version for those it was originally intended for: children. Whether used as a toy, or a decorative item (indoors or out) this friendly-looking animal with its distinctive, oversized ears is bound to bring cheer and enjoyment to many a child’s and parent’s heart. This small, 15.5″ version is identical to it’s larger version in every way, reduced to a scale of 1:6

Charles & Ray Eames


Elephants are a recurring theme for the Eameses. Whether they are seen in photographs from India, molded plywood toys or the elephants in Circuses, Charles and Ray had a reverence for the gentle giants.

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