Eames Office Link with Globe to Create a Eucalyptus Skate Deck
It was only a month ago that legendary industrial design house Eames Office announced their inaugural Reebok collaboration, spanning a number of Club Cs. Now, they’ve just made it public that their next linkup will be with Australia’s own skate brand Globe! This time though, they won't be touching any footwear, but instead have created a highly-limited run of skateboard decks.
The colab began to take shape in early 2020 when Globe linked with Lucia Eames of the Eames Foundation. During their discussion it was raised that one of their iconic eucalyptus trees named ‘Molly’ had become a risk to Eames House and the carers of the tree. Of course, they put their heads together and came up with an epic idea of creating a limited run of skate decks out of the timber. Only 100 decks have been created, and the shape has been inspired by surfing. It also pays homage to Venice Beach and Santa Monica, who were the first to embrace inland board sports.
Highly collectable, the collaboration will debut at the 80 Years of Design exhibition this month at the Shinjuku-based Isetan department store. And this was actually the first place that Eames founders Charles and Ray had their first furniture exhibit way back in 1961!
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