It seems The Eames Family and Vitra have run out of sketches and designs to reissue, so they've reproduced one of the Charles and Ray Eames' most prized possessions. Evidently the above Eames House Bird ($195) was one of the design team's favorite objects of American folk art as it stood in the center of their living room for over fifty years. It's also been seen as an accessory in many of the Eames' photographs. The steel bird figure is from the Appalachian mountains and dates back to 1910. Either I'm really cynical or someone's grasping at straws here.
Feb 19, 2008
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