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Eames House Bird

Eames House Bird

Regular price RM1,855.00 MYR
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Description

The Eames House Bird rose to stardom in the 1950s when Charles and Ray Eames pulled it from their own living room and positioned it with a group of Eames DKR chairs for a poster. 

"For over fifty years, the figure of a wooden bird has stood in the center of the living room an artifact of American folk art that was evidently highly treasured by the couple, since it also appeared frequently as an accessory in photographs taken by Charles and Ray." - Vitra  This masterfully simplistic black bird (circa 1910) with a tapered beak and sleek tail was one of their most prized objects of folk art. In cooperation with the Eames family, Vitra used 3-D scans of the original to create solid alder wood reproduction. Made in Germany.

Details

Design Year: 1945
Made In: 
Germany 

Materials Description

  • Body: alder wood or lime wood, black lacquer finish.
  • Legs: steel wire.
  • Origin of wood: alder (Alnus glutinosa) from Western Europe and/or Poland; lime wood (Tilia) from Poland.
  • Body: walnut, clear lacquer finish.
  • Legs: steel wire.
  • Origin of wood: walnut (Juglans nigra) from Western Europe and/or Poland.

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Designer

Charles & Ray Eames

Charles & Ray Eames are counted among the most important figures of twentieth-century design. Indeed, their work spans the field of furniture design, filmmaking, photography, and exhibition design. When you own an Eames product made by Vitra, you know it is an original.
Brand

Vitra is much more than a brand but rather a staple of design. Established in 1950 in Birsfelden, Switzerland, the brand has left its mark on design history through its transcending path. Starting as a furniture producer, it paved its way to manufacturing and ultimately became the powerhouse design institution we see today.

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