Eames Bird

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Eames House Bird

Eames House Bird/ Eames, 1910

Charles and Ray Eames augmented the interior “collage” of the Eames House with numerous objects brought back from their extensive travels. The figure of a black wooden bird — evidently one of their most prized objects of American folk art — has stood in the centre of their living room for over fifty years. Also seen as an accessory in many of the Eameses’ photographs, the bird figure originates from the Appalachian mountain region of the eastern United States. Based on the original artifact and in cooperation with the Eames Family, Vitra is now producing the first series of this figure.

Material: solid alder, black lacquer finish, steel wire.

 

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~ by eaesthete on 05/22/09.

2 Responses to “Eames Bird”

  1. I do love this – I have a thing for crows anyway, but his sleek simplicity is charming.

  2. This is stunning! Really beautiful.

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