Charles Eames, Storage Units, Mid century, furniture, design, 20th c.

Eames Storage Unit ESU

Charles Eames Storage Unit

Storage Unit “Esu”, 1949/50, by Charles Eames (1907-1978) for Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland/Michigan, USA.

The Eames Storage Units (ESU).

Charles Eames, Storage Units, Mid century, furniture, design, 20th c.

Eames Storage Unit ESU (Detail)

In 1949, Charles and Ray Eames developed a new system of free-standing multifunctional shelves which were constructed strictly in accordance with the principles of industrial mass production. As a variable kit it offered almost unlimited opportunities to combine the prefabricated items to practical and decorative aspects. Separately, four desktop versions were offered to match the shelves. Nevertheless, the “storage units” were not accepted by the customer and their production is set in 1955.