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This sleek, elegant white bird is the Eames house bird, one of the most prized American folk art objects the Eames’ owned.
The originally black house bird was acquired by Charles and Ray Eames on their journey through the Appalachian mountain region of the eastern United States. They were known to spice up their collections with objects they discovered in their travels, and the black house bird happened to be one of them.
The original black wooden bird was created by Charles Perdew. Perdew, who had been the owner of a gun repair business, turned it over to his son in 1930 and started to carve birds full time. He carved miniatures, half sizes and full sizes of all kinds of birds for decoys.
Thanks to its frequent apperances in Eames marketing materials the bird has become known as the 'Eames house bird'. It popped up here and there as an accent in their photos, never as a buyable product. And never with any explanation.
But people are so fond of that bird that Vitra has started producing them, even in different colors.
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