Saturday, March 5, 2011

Vintage Wood


Plywood Elephant by Charles and Ray Eames, 1945

Warm and natural, wood is such an attractive material to me. 
I still cherish a Swedish dala horse from my childhood...
too bad that my lovely Enzo Mari animal puzzle is gone!

These modern vintage wooden creations are a
wonderful mix of toy, sculpture and design object...
Riding Snail by Antonio Vitali, 1940s-50s, via Quintessentia


Puffin, Monkey and Elephant by Kay Bojesen, 1951-53



Puzzle Bird Tree by Shigeo Fukuda, 1965




Vilac, Elephant and Anteater from the Mécanimaux series, 1984
now on show at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris!

7 comments:

  1. Ditto, ditto, ditto... that snail is grand. :~)

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  2. That final one, I believe it is an anteater and not a tapir.

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  3. Indeed. It's a giant anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla.

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