Eames Leg Splint

If my house was on fire and i could choose some objects to save, Eames Leg Splint was certainly on the top of the list. Brought from my first visit to Vitra Campus, in Weil am Rhein, the plywood splint it's in my opinion one of the best examples of  beauty follows function. Designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1942 for United States Navy, Leg Splint assumed an important role throughout Second World War saving the lifes (or legs) of countless soldiers, being produced over 150.000 splints until the war's end. Due to its sculptural design, the Eames Splint was later adapted to a base, serving as a decorative object, being a tribute to one of the most fascinating, simple and innovative pieces of design history.