Design: Ray and Charles Eames, 1950

Historic Storage: Described as "working art" after being exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1949, the Eames Storage Units by Charles and Ray Eames truly are a masterpiece. Choose from neutral or Mondrian-inspired finishes, and configure these stackable, customizable pieces to make them your own.

Fits the need: Eames Storage Units are composed of cases, cabinets, and drawers in five configurations and four sizes.

Fits the decor: Each configuration is offered in two color schemes: neutrals or brights.

Strong and durable: Uprights, cross-supports, and perforated panels are zinc-coated steel; cabinet fronts are dimpled plywood; drawer fronts and shelves are molded plywood; case side and back panels are painted hardboard.

Easy on floors: Feet have nylon glides.

Eames Storage Units are available in 1, 2, or 4, units high and 1 or 2 units wide with five configurations of shelves, drawers, and enclosed storage for books or binders. Units have dimpled plywood doors; plywood drawer units and shelves; laminate sides and back panels; and steel uprights, cross supports, and perforated panels. The storage units have adjustable glides.
Eames Storage Unit 201
ESU 201: 2 units high, 2 units wide; No doors
Dimensions: 47.5"w x 16"d x 32.5"h
Finish: Brights or Neutrals
Frame: Zinc or Black
Eames Storage Units are emblematic of the grace and whimsy Charles and Ray Eames used in designing home furnishing solutions.

A result of work they had done for a 1949 exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts, these pieces reveal the "machine aesthetic" and Japanese influences important to the Eameses at the time. Long before "modularity" and "high tech" entered the language, Charles and Ray combined standardized parts in many ways to create practical furnishings that suit a variety of uses.

The molded plywood and wire cross-supports used in Eames Storage Units echo other classic Eames designs, including their wire chairs, wire-base tables, and molded plywood chairs.
Herman Miller:
Working with design legends George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller pioneered modern furniture design in the mid-20th century. As the business grew, it added a research focus to its problem-solving design. Today, the spirit of innovation and collaboration continues to drive the global company forward. In addition to the enduring designs that form its foundation, Herman Miller also offers solutions from partners and top designers who share its values.