Eames House Bird


Charles and Ray Eames enriched the collage-like interior of their private home, the Eames House, with numerous objects and accessories that they brought back from their travels. For over fifty years, the figure of a black wooden bird has stood in the centre of the living room – an artefact of American folk art that was evidently highly treasured by the couple, since it also appeared frequently as an accessory in photographs taken by Charles and Ray.

© Eames Office, LLC
© Eames Office, LLC

Along with the familiar black version, Vitra is now manufacturing a limited white edition of the Eames House Bird, which is available from 1 November 2017 to 31 January 2018.

Wood (2)
  • black alder
    black alder
  • white alder
    white alder
Material description
  • Body: alder wood, lacquer finish.
  • Legs: steel wire.