Eames Elephant Keyring, Asphalt
Country of Origin: Birsfelden, Switzerland
Designer: Hella Jongerius
Dimensions: 4 3/4 " W x 3" HMaterials: Cowhide Leather
Why is it Special?
For the Key Ring motif, Dutch designer Hella Jongerius took her inspiration from an emblematic image in the history of Vitra: the elephant. It served as a model for a playful decorative object created by Charles and Ray Eames back in the 1940s, which was recently reissued by Vitra. The Key Rings are made of high-quality Vitra furniture leather with pleasant tactile qualities.
The standard grade leather used by Vitra is a robust cowhide leather, dyed-through, pigmented and embossed with an even grain pattern. Since it is hard-wearing and easy to maintain, it can also be used in office environments.