In 1949, Charles and Ray Eames developed an innovative system of freestanding, multifunctional shelves and desks. Similar to the simultaneously constructed Eames House, these designs adhered to the principles of industrial production: the Eames Storage Unit (ESU) and the Eames Desk Unit (EDU).
In collaboration with the Eames Office and Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, a carefully defined new colour scheme was chosen to give the ESU and EDU a fresh and contemporary look while still celebrating the spirit of the 1940s and 50s. The wider ESU Shelf is available in various heights, from a sideboard to a tall bookshelf. The ESU Bookcase is somewhat narrower and fitted with drawers and sliding doors to provide practical storage options.
<ul><li><strong>Metal surfaces</strong>: black powder-coated finish.</li><li><strong>Shelves</strong>: maple plywood with birch face veneer (Poland and Finland), transparent lacquer finish.</li><li><strong>Panels</strong>: powder-coated aluminium.</li><li><strong>Legs</strong>: individual levelling adjustment.</li><li><strong>Applications</strong>: recommended for home use only.</li><li><strong>Sliding doors</strong>: moulded plywood lacquered</li></ul>