Where Are You Now: A Twirling Toy Run By Sun, Life Magazine March 24th, 1958
Sadly, Charles Eames solar-powered sun toy is forever lost… So this brief footage is all we have left. To see a modern version of Charles Eames solar toy vision, check out these pieces by Mexico City-based artist Edgar Orlaineta. Orlaineta produced new versions of Eames toy applying the traditional Mexican craft of Hojalateria (artistic tinware) to recycled aluminum cans. A beautiful homage to Charles Eames’ original project.
Solar Do-(it-yourself) nothing toy. After Charles Eames, 2009-2011. Recycled and reused aluminum, motors, hardware and paint, 29 x 29 x 18 inches.