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Vitra Eames Elephants: ‘A Child’s Dream’ - 09.21.15

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On adorable emails to wake up to… a funky collection of Eames Elephants from the designjunction presents ‘A Child’s Dream’ in partnership with vitra! “A herd of customised elephants have been painted, patterned, and accessorised by 21 world-renowned designers and architects who have added their personal touch to the iconic Eames Elephants - kindly donated by Vitra. The unique designs will appear as an installation at designjunction2015 entitled A Child’s Dream - to raise funds and awareness for Teddy’s Wish charity. Participating designers include: Aukett Swanke, Lee Broom, CKR, Fredrikson Stallard, Industrial Facility, Kenneth Grange, Gensler, Eley Kishimoto, André Klauser, Max Lamb, Philippe Malouin, Michael Marriott, Kit Miles, Neri & Hu, Patternity, Russell Pinch, Raw Edges, Zandra Rhodes, Terence Woodgate, and Sebastian Wrong.”

I love the ones that add functions like rocking! and capes! and woody tusks! Honestly - go see my favorites on the next page and tell me you don’t want to build your elephant a rocking base…

From design studio Pinch: elephant1.jpg

From André Klauser mixed the iconic Eames Chair Rocker legs with the elephant - beautiful! elephant2.jpg

Industrial Facility added wooden TUSKS! elephant3.jpg

Philippe Malouin channeled a wooly mammoth elephant4.jpg

My favorite of the bunch is definitely neri&hu’s variation that adds a removable wooden rocking base as well as a leather seat pad that can also hold your tools! elephant5.jpg

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Max Lamb’s let you sit, lean back, and relax! As his inspiration statement says - “One elephant + three wooden dowels = Elephant Chair” elephant8.jpg

And Gensler made it into… Super Elephant! elephant9.jpg

See the rest of the 21 variations (and bid on them for charity) here!

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