Design Classic: Eames House Bird

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April 17, 2014
The small decorative black bird is considered one of the most famous Eames pieces, even though it wasn't designed by Eames at all.
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  The bird makes an appearance in the Eames living room.
    The bird makes an appearance in the Eames living room.
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  The Eames House Bird is made of solid alder with a black lacquer finish and steel wire legs. Image courtesy of Vitra.
    The Eames House Bird is made of solid alder with a black lacquer finish and steel wire legs. Image courtesy of Vitra.
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  The Eames bird makes an appearance on the cover of a 1952 issue of Architectural Record.
    The Eames bird makes an appearance on the cover of a 1952 issue of Architectural Record.
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  In this Bratislava apartment an Eames bird keeps watch over the record collection.

    In this Bratislava apartment an Eames bird keeps watch over the record collection.

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  The dining space in this Atlanta abode features two Eames House Birds and a cuckoo clock from Diamantini & Domeniconi. Photo by Gregory Miller.

    The dining space in this Atlanta abode features two Eames House Birds and a cuckoo clock from Diamantini & Domeniconi. Photo by Gregory Miller.

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  The Eames House Bird has become a popular decorative item in many mid-century inspired homes. Image courtesy of DWR.
    The Eames House Bird has become a popular decorative item in many mid-century inspired homes. Image courtesy of DWR.
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