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Eames Elephant Plywood
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    Charles and Ray Eames were fascinated by elephants. Many images of these gentle giants are found in Charles’ photographic documentations of Indian culture and the circus world. The Plywood Elephant was designed in 1945 as a playful offshoot of their molded plywood experiments.

    With these initial designs, the two-part elephant proved to be technically challenging due to its tight compound curves. Only two were made in Charles and Ray’s lifetime and it never made it into mass production. One prototype was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1946 and remains in the Archives.

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