Decoration figure by Charles & Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames augmented the interior “collage” of the Eames House with numerous objects brought back from their extensive travels. The figure of a black wooden bird — evidently one of their most prized objects of American folk art — has stood in the centre of their living room for over fifty years. Also seen as an accessory in many of the Eames’ photographs.
The bird has its origin in the mountains region of the Appalachians in the North East of the USA. Leaning on the original design and in cooperation with the Eames family, Vitra produced this figure as a serial object for the first time.