For as long as I can remember, even before I started blogging, I’ve had a passion for all things Vitra.
As you can see, I have amassed quite a collection in one of my rooms at home.
Today, I really want to talk about the Eames bird from Vitra. As you can see in my Crittall style black metal cabinet, I have two of them.
I have had the black Eames bird on the right for many years.
One day, a painter in my house knocked the black bird off the table (accidentally) and a small part of its tail chipped off.
I was totally heartbroken. My husband swiftly superglued the piece back for me and it looked as new, but deep inside I knew it was no longer the same. When Vitra released the Eames walnut bird, my heart skipped a beat. I fell in love with it at first sight.
If you have never seen or handled an Eames bird before, then let me tell you that it is indeed a work of art.
I’m not sure how it is made, but that whole piece of wood is just so perfectly sculpted and smooth. It is so elegant.
Apparently, this wooden bird was one of Charles and Ray Eames’ most treasured objects, and it stood in the centre of their living room for more than 50 years.
If you are new to the Eames, then let me introduce you – They were an American couple who were designers of some of the most iconic architecture and design pieces. Here is my super stylish and comfortable lounge chair, also an Eames classic.
Vitra doesn’t just sell Eames products, but they also champion other designers, for instance, Alexander Girard. As you can see, alongside my Eames birds, I have quite a collection of Girard wooden dolls.
I love what these dolls depict. There is the tenderness of love and family in them.
There is also humour, for instance the doll with the feather on its head comes across as a joker, and makes me laugh. My cupboard directly faces the second floor hallway, and you can see it as you enter my front door.
Incidentally, my walnut bird is standing on another Eames design classic, the ‘Dot Pattern’ wool blanket. It’s another one of my treasured possessions, a Christmas gift I got last year.
Hope you have enjoyed this post, and seeing my design collection.
Hopefully, this has also given you some ideas for gifts. Have a lovely day or evening wherever you are.
I will be back soon with more festive posts.
( I have done all the styling and photography myself. The vitra walnut bird was a Christmas gift to me by Vitra. All opinions in this post are my own).