Monday, May 23, 2011

Eames House Bird

The Eames House Bird on a Slow Wood desk.

The bird up close - he's looking straight at you, isn't he?

Promotional images from Vitra.
I was talking to my Mum today and she commented on the Eames House Bird that was sitting on the Slow Wood desk in yesterday's post. I found out that she has admired this creature for some time. This bird rose to fame when designers Charles and Ray Eames used it as an accessory for their promotional photographs in the 50's - it was actually from their collection of Appalachian folk art. They continued to use the bird and it became somewhat of a symbol for the Eames. Vitra have scanned the original bird and re-created the Eames House Bird in solid alder with a black lacquer finish and steel wire legs. He's about 275mm high and rather fabulous.
Photograph 1 via Slow Wood, 2 via DWR, 3 and 4 via Vitra.


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