Charles and Ray Eames were fascinated by elephants. Many images of these gentle giants are found in Charles’ photographic documentations of Indian culture and the circus world. Designed in 1945, the Plywood Elephant is a kids’ chair doubling as sculptural object. Only two prototypes were produced, both of which were subsequently displayed in an exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art. Today only one known model remains in the possession of the Eames Family. A limited anniversary edition of the elepant was produced by Vitra in 2007 to commemorate Charles Eames’ 100th birthday.