Eames Elephant : Splurge vs Steal

In 1945 Charles and Ray Eames designed a toy elephant made of plywood. However, it never made it into mass production. The Eames elephant is now available for the first time in a plastic version for those it was originally intended for: children. Vitra offers the elephant in 5 colors. Made of dyed polypropylene with a matte surface finish.

Cost $320 via All Modern


On to the more cost effective version made by Zuo Modern. The Phante chair is made of scratch-free polypropylene and comes in a rainbow of colors.

Cost $115 via Overstock

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