Room by Room – the Eames Elephant

This week, Room by Room with FormFire Glassworks takes a look at an fun addition to the children’s room, the Eames Elephant.

Designed as a child’s toy/seat in 1945, the original elephant was created from two pieces of bent plywood. Only two original pieces were made, one of which went directly to the Museum of Modern Art. In 2007, Vitra decided to release an all-plastic version that is also suitable for outdoor play. Whether used as a toy or a chair, this is a sweet, fun and modern piece for any child’s bedroom or play area.

There are so many great handmade choices out there to accessorize your child’s room or play space. A knobby-kneed alligator print adds whimsy to the top of a dresser. A puffy quilt creates warmth and texture, while a set of stuffed owls hangs as a garland above a window. An animal-filled alphabet is a super learning tool, while a vinyl forest enhances creative play.

Next week I will choose a new iconic piece and give you my picks for accessorizing your modern home.

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aw soooo adorable! makes me want to have kids. uh oh.

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