Herman Miller Eames Storage Unit 420
Zinc-coated steel, plywood
Made by Herman Miller®
"Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design."
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, Eames Desk Units and Storage Units 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 at home and the office.
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."
Eames Storage Units are composed of cases, cabinets, and drawers in five configurations and four sizes. Uprights, cross-supports, and perforated panels are either zinc-coated or black steel; cabinet fronts are dimpled plywood; drawer fronts and shelves are molded plywood; case side and back panels are painted hardwood. Available in your choice of two color schemes: neutrals or brights.
4 units high, 2 units wide.
ESU 420: 47.5" w | 16" d | 58.5" h
Charles and Ray Eames