The works on display include “The Toy”, a modular construction set consisting of wooden dowels and colourful panels that can be used to make model aeroplanes, towers, tents or sales stands. Visitors can appear in a circus ring wearing Eames animal masks, or erect large structures with the famous “House of Cards”. Since the Eameses felt that toys were of equal value and deserved the same attention as everyday furnishings and other utilitarian products, their toy designs were intended not only for children, but also for adults who shared the couple’s enthusiasm for play.
9 September 2017 – 11 February 2018
Play Parade. An Eames Exhibition for Kids
Vitra Design Museum Gallery
Charles Eames Strasse, Weil am Rhein
Curator: Janna Lipsky