by Cube Gallery
Eames Elephant (Plywood)
Material: plywood with face veneer in American cherry (USA).
Material: moulded plywood with face veneer in ash (France), stained grey.
In the early 1940s, Charles and Ray Eames spent several years developing and refining a technique for moulding plywood into three-dimensional shapes, creating a series of furniture items and sculptures in the process. Among these initial designs, the two-part elephant proved to be the most technically challenging due to its tight compound curves, and the piece never went into serial production.
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