Eames Elephant Mousepad, Asphalt
Country of Origin: Birsfelden, Switzerland
Designer: Hella Jongerius
Dimensions: 9 1/2 " W x 7 1/2" HMaterials: Cowhide Leather
Why is it Special?
Designer Hella Jongerius drew her inspiration for the Elephant Pad from the Eames Elephant by Charles and Ray Eames. The charming mouse pad is made from high-quality leather: to make sustainable use of leather left over from the production of upholstered furniture, Vitra uses it to craft small objects – such as the Elephant Pads. These are available in the six colours of leather most frequently used in production and have a soft and pleasant feel.
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.