Here's your chance to own a fun, unique, fabulously cool (and mint condition) piece of mid century modern design history. This giant house of cards boxed set, created by famed mid century modern architect and designer, charles eames, was printed in 1967 and exclusively imported by creative playthings. This set is unopened, new old stock - and still in its original shrink wrap - and contains 32 construction cards, each with six slots and each depicting pictures of "familiar and nostalgic objects" gathered from sources around the world, gives children (and adults) the chance to use their imaginations and creativity to construct intricate architectural designs utilizing the interlocking cards.
Each of the cool heavy cardboard cards measure 6-7/8" x 4-1/2" and each have a picture on one side and a gold asterisk-like star on the other. The set also comes with a "how to" sheet with a brief history of the card set and several pictorial illustrations designed to show users how to construct one of the many designs that can be created with these cards. The two-piece cardboard box, with its vibrantly bright photographs of just a few of the card images, measures 10-1/4" tall x 8" wide and 1-1/2 deep.
The top of the box is marked "giant house of cards charles eames exclusively imported by creative playthings 1967 by otto maier verlag ravensburg". The bottom portion of the box is unmarked. There is a plastic insert inside the box that holds the cards in two even sets of 16 cards each. Please note: i have not opened this card set - my description of the contents of this set are based solely on the research i have done on this item. An amazingly rare (and highly collectible) card set - and what a fabulously cool find for the mcm collector and eames enthusiast makes the perfect gift.
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