Design by Charles and Ray Eames, 1950.
By Herman Miller.
Eames Storage Units are true to the inventive originals introduced in 1950. Designed as both storage place and display cabinet, they are a striking example of how Charles and Ray Eames extended the boundaries of design to create a new modern aesthetic for the office and home. Combinations of shelves, drawers, and enclosed storage are suitable for books, binders and other office or home storage. Each configuration is offered in two frame finishes: Zinc Plated or Black; with two surface color schemes: neutral or bright. And each configuration is easy on floors - feet have nylon glides.
Available in five pre-set configurations. The 420 includes open end and closed end dimpled plywood door units, side-by-side open shelving with both cross supports and perforated panel, and plywood drawer units. The 230 includes open shelving and cross supports with a dimpled plywood door unit below. The 201, 150 and 100 configurations feature open shelving with cross supports and back and side panels. 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.
Select from 5 configurations in Zinc Plated or Black frame finish, then select Natural or Multi-Color surface color scheme.
Colors, drawers, fronts, etc are preconfigured and cannot be specified. Product includes a 5 year Herman Miller warranty.
Includes Free Threshold Delivery service
Material(s): Plywood and steel
ESU100 ESU150 ESU201 ESU230 ESU420
By: Marianne G., Homeowner (Nyc)
Because I am still in construction I have not opened the box fully. I did open the top with the delivery people just to make sure it was the right one. It is packed so beautifully and comes totally assembled. Whew! Have lusted over this piece for many years, and glad I finally bit the bullet and bought it. The delivery people courteous and were extremely helpful. I am using it as a piece under a flat screen tv that is on the wall. It is the perfect height for this purpose, if someone hasn't thought about this before. This is one of my many purchases from this website and I am extremely happy with all and dealing with them.
Nice, as expected
By: Robert, Homeowner (Dallas)
The item itself is just as nice as the rest of the Herman Miller Eames storage unit series (if you also have Modernica pieces, note that the Herman Miller stain is about half way between Modernica's "classic" and "natural" -- this doesn't mean they won't work together, but it's not a match). The storage unit is a bit taller than the desk, by about 2 inches. Keep this in mind in case you're planning to put the ESU (storage) and the EDU (desk) back-to-back. The quality is as nice as one would expect. There is a faint (but not unpleasant) odor from the stain which should disappear in a few days if my previous experience is any indication. Despite going for the color version, in my opinion the color choices are pretty conservative (this is true for the desk as well). In fact, you can orient the storage unit in a way you won't even really notice the colors. Overall I'd say that's a plus but many vintage versions are a lot more colorful. Shipping is a pain in the neck, but YLiving was great and made it right. Assembly The piece shows up completely assembled, but since it's neither too big nor too heavy, that was just fine. It's definitely possible to get it up a narrow 3ft stairwell for one able bodied person without help. Verdict I'd buy it again.
By: Clinton (Palm Springs, CA)
I purchased a couple of the storage units for the office in my mid-century home. They're fantastic: sturdy, solid, utilitarian, attractive. . . They arrived well-packed and fully assembled. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
Classic design, well put together
By: Kelly, Architect (Michigan)
Storage unit arrived completely put together and feels sturdy. High marks to shipping company for delivery of the unit in mint condition. Can't beat design which holds more books than I had thought. Quality product, great service, will shop here again.
Designer: Charles + Ray Eames
A chair that looked like a potato chip. Another that resembled a "well-used first baseman's mitt." A folding screen that rippled...
With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the "Eames look."
That look and their relationship with Herman Miller started with molded plywood chairs in the late 1940s and includes the world-renowned Eames lounge chair, now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.View other products by Charles + Ray Eames
Manufacturer: Herman Miller
Herman Miller has been dedicated to design for more than 75 years. With a design legacy that began under the leadership of Gilbert Rohde and George Nelson in the 1930s and 40s, the company gained a worldwide following for its modern furniture collection by the early 1950s, with chairs, sofas and tables for home and office by designers like Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. These icons of modern design developed products that still endure today. And, through continued innovation at the company and a new generation of designers and ideas, the products that Herman Miller makes today will endure for decades to come.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you. They do this by designing furnishings that improve the human experience - from pioneering the way for ergonomic office seating and furniture to stewarding environmental leadership in its business and manufacturing processes, product material useage and product life cycles. Herman Miller's longstanding commitment to the world around us continues to drive design solutions for the modern home and workspace. The company continues to develop its designer relationships with names like Yves Behar, Jeff Weber and Studio 7 adding lighting, storage and office collections to its catalog of design classics.View other products from Herman Miller