Eames House Bird

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For decades, the carved figure of a black wooden bird has occupied a central place in the Eames House, as an especially prized artefact among the possessions of Charles and Ray Eames. They frequently used the House Bird as a decorative object in photo shoots.
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Wood (1)
  • black alder
    black alder
Material description
  • Body: solid alder, black lacquer finish.
  • Legs: black steel wire.
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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. Vitra manufactures the Eames House Bird in…
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