A true must for fans of Charles & Ray Eames: the elephant as a key ring designed by designer Hella Jongerius for Vitra. Sure to add a touch of warmth to any ensemble, Vitra's key ring sun bears the image of a smiling sun and an emblematic image in the history of Vitra: the elephant. A motif that was created by the American mid-century designer Alexander Girard.
A true must for fans of Charles & Ray Eames: the elephant as a key ring designed by designer Hella Jongerius for Vitra. The elephant design is an inspiration by an emblematic image in the history of Vitra: the elephant. Plus, is made of high-quality Vitra-furniture leather with great haptics.
An original genuine Vitra piece.
Key Ring Sun: 1966
Key Ring Elephant: 2015
Material: high-quality Vitra furniture leather.
Dimensions: L120 x H79mm
Material: metal with brass finish and black enamel paint.
Key Ring Sun: Alexander Girard 1966
Key Ring Elephant: Hella Jongerius, 2015
The architect and designer Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the postwar era. His passion for colors, patterns, and textures found expression in the field of textile design, which was a focal part of his oeuvre.
The Dutch designer Hella Jongerius lives and works in Berlin. She founded the Jongeriuslab studio in 1993 and then began collaborating with Vitra in 2004. Since then, she has not only contributed a substantial number of designs to the continually expanding Vitra Home Collection.
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.