As I have mentioned in some of my previous entries I have always been obsessed with chubby birds and horses. Yesterday while I was reading the latest issue of Dwell Magazine I found out that Vitra has released their first series of decorative elements inspired in the iconic pieces created by Eames and one of these pieces is the Eames House Bird. I know it is not a chubby bird, but the lines of this piece are just incredible. I had to have it and today I ordered mine from one of my favorite local stores Gabriel Ross. I can't wait to have it in my eager little hands and place it on my coffee table.
Eames House Bird
Solid alder, black lacquer finish, steel wire
275 × 89 × 278 mm
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 from the Appalachian mountain region of the eastern United States. Based on the original artefact and in cooperation with the Eames Family, Vitra is now producing the first series of this figure. - Vitra -