Dimensions: 27.8 x 8.5 x 27.6cm high
Material: solid alder wood with black lacquer finish (body) | steel wire (legs)
Charles and Ray Eames enriched the collage-like interior of their private home, the Eames House, with numerous objects and accessories that they brought back from their travels. For over seventy years, the figure of a wooden bird has stood in the centre of the living room – an artefact that was evidently highly treasured by the couple, since it also appeared frequently as an accessory in photographs taken by Charles and Ray.
In addition to the classic black lacquered version made of solid alder, the Eames House Bird is also available in walnut wood.
Charles and Ray Eames discovered a black bird figure on one of their many extensive travels. Evidently highly treasured by the couple, this artefact of American folk art has stood in the centre of the living room of the legendary Eames House in Pacific Palisades, California ever since.
Therefore the Eames bird was not originally designed by Eames but has become a mascot of both Vitra and Ray and Charles Eames and is in production by Vitra.
I have been admiring the Eames House Bird for literally years. I had a financial windfall & purchased it a couple of weeks ago. So beautifully made, the alder wood is like silk & it is a joy every time I see it on my window ledge.
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