Eames Office 2019 Holiday Gift Guide Posted November 23, 2019 by Marlow Hoffman

Pumpkin spiced lattes, twinkling lights, a nip in the air: the holiday season has officially arrived. We’ve gathered our top 10 gifts from the Eames Shop so you can find that perfect something—large or small—for the design lovers in your life!

 

1) Eames Hang-It-All

The Eames Hang It All provides a no-fuss way to keep your entryways, bedrooms, and offices clear of clutter. Available in a wide array of colors ranging from neutral to playful, you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for your space. So, go ahead and hang your coats, hats, scarves, and even your holiday lights on this beloved design classic. 

 

2) The Coloring Toy

It brings the Eames Office great joy to introduce this timeless toy to a new generation of creators. Charles and Ray designed The Coloring Toy as a fun tool for people of all ages to explore color, form, and the process of construction. Each box contains eight die-cut panels, 16 premium crayons, and butterfly clips. The panels feature a variety of outlined die-cut shapes to color, punch out, and attach, allowing for nearly endless possibilities.

 

3) 2007 Limited Edition Molded Plywood Eames Elephant

In 2007, to celebrate the centennial of Charles Eames’s birth, Vitra and the Eames Office went big—elephant big! We produced a limited-edition run of the coveted Eames Molded Plywood Elephant for the first time in the design’s history. Vitra made 1,000 of each finish (natural and red) and numbered each one. Take home an elephant from our online Eames Shop before they’re gone! It will surely surprise and delight the discerning Eames Collectors in your life.

 

4) The Eames Toy

After nearly 60 years, the Eames Office has reintroduced one of the most sought after Eames collectibles. This large-scale building toy allows you to make endless colorful creations. We’re talking tents and towers, airplanes and party decorations. It’s as simple as connecting the vibrant panels to wooden dowels and craft pipes. When gathering with family and friends this season, build something spectacular together!

 

5) Eames Walnut House Bird

Image courtesy of Vitra

A black wooden bird has stood in the Eames House living room for more than 50 years. It appeared as an accessory in many of Charles and Ray’s photographs and even in their still-popular Wire Chair & Bird advertisement. Vitra now produces this loveable bird in collaboration with the Eames Office in solid walnut. The simple design brings a touch of beauty, whimsy, and warmth to any space.

 

6) Eames Vintage Computer Glossary Poster


The Eames Office made this poster to accompany the Eames film, A Computer Glossary, which they showed in the IBM Corporation’s pavilion at Hemisfair, the official 1968 World’s Fair held in San Antonio, Texas. The film was one project in a series of Eames Office endeavors to promote the understanding of the electronic computer. This original vintage poster makes for a rare find and unique gift!

 

7) Eames Furniture Source Book

If you or your loved ones own Eames furniture (or aspire to!), the Eames Furniture Source Book is the perfect gift. It provides an overview of design milestones such as the Molded Plywood Group, the Wire and the Plastic Chairs, the Aluminum Group, and the legendary Lounge Chair. Employing examples from the Eames estate held at Vitra Design Museum, this book reconstructs the genesis of Charles and Ray’s pioneering designs, shedding light on the duo’s innovative use of materials and techniques while analyzing the significance of their work within the context of their time.

 

8) Eames House Custom Print

The Eames House is an architectural gem in Pacific Palisades that Charles and Ray designed in 1949. They moved in on Christmas Eve that same year. Celebrate the 70th birthday of this National Historic Landmark with a beautiful print of the home photographed by Charles Eames himself. Available in three sizes, it also has a lovely framed option to allow for immediate display.

 

9) Powers of Ten Flipbook

Journey to the outer edges of the Universe and back again from the palm of your hand! The Powers of Ten Flipbook is based on Charles and Ray’s pivotal 1968 film and makes a great little gift for all who are curious about the world around them. 

 

10) Eames Lounge Chair

Image courtesy of Herman Miller

“Why don’t we make an updated version of the old English club chair?” Charles asked. His idea led to the Eames Loung Chair and Ottoman, an iconic design of unparalleled comfort, quality, and durability that has been in demand since 1956. As one of the most significant furniture designs of all time, no Eames Gift Guide would be complete without it! Available in premium leather or soft Mohair Supreme. All Eames furniture by Herman Miller is on sale in the U.S. and Canada through December 3, 2019.

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