Highly treasured by Charles and Ray Eames, the figure of a black wooden bird has stood in the centre of the living room of the couple’s home for over fifty years. This artefact of American folk art often appeared as an accessory in photographs taken by Charles and Ray. The bird was most likely carved by Charles Pardew during the early 1900s and it originally served as a crow decoy. Through the years the Charles Pardew’s carved birds become very popular among collectors and are sometimes found at auctions. In 2007 the Eames House Bird was launched as part of Vitra’s re-edition and is now available for a wider audience.