Vitra | Eames Elephant
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Vitra | Eames Elephant

A Child's Dream

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. - Edgar Allan Poe

A child dreams of becoming...
Becoming older, stronger, wiser,
Becoming like mommy, like daddy,
Like the elephant who rocks him to places he may never dream of.

An elephant dreams of rocking...
Rocking quietly, happily, timidly,
Rocking like a horse, a spaceship,
Like the child who dreams of becoming someone he never could.

Neri&Hu gave the Eames elephant the ability to rock, as we hope to see the rocking rhythmic movement as a positive energy that takes children to dream big and becoming big people. We gave the elephant a leather seat-pad with pockets that will carry their professional tools. We created our version to carry architectural drafting tools, but it could be for anything that the child wishes to become. We send the child rocking, to chase his/her dream, to cherish life and its beautiful treasures.

Vitra, Sweden