As lifetime travelers, Charles and Ray Eames delighted in returning home laden with various accessories and objets d’art, using them to furnish and decorate The Eames House, their private home. The Eames House Bird is based on the black bird figure that stood in their living room for over 50 years. Originally procured as an exemplar of Appalachian folk art from the mountains in the eastern US, the Eames House Bird made cameo appearances in many of the Eames’ photographs and was highly prized by the couple.
In collaboration with the Eames Office, Vitra has issued this Eames House Bird in dark walnut with a clear lacquer finish. Perched halfway between the ideals of rustic charm and sleek modernism, it perfectly embodies the Eameses' influential design aesthetic. Charles and Ray Eames have work in MoMA’s collection.
Made in Germany of solid alder wood with steel legs. To clean the Eames Bird, wipe it gently with a soft cloth.
DesignerCharles and Ray Eames
Size11h x 11w x 3.25"d
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Charles (1907–1978) and Ray (1912–1988) Eames became two of the most influential designers of the 20th century, and their groundbreaking work is represented in the Museum's collection. Their designs have also appeared in dozens of MoMA exhibitions, including New Furniture Designs by Charles Eames (1946), Prize Designs for Modern Furniture (1950), Plywood: Material, Process, Form (2011–2013) and The Value of Good Design (2019).Discover the Eames Story
At MoMA Design Store, all of the designs we sell are curator-approved and authentic. We ensure the integrity of our products through research and by working closely with the designers. Our products embody the spirit of good design objects in MoMA's collection. Some of them are actual designs represented in the Museum's collection.