Introduced in 1950, these units demonstrate the knack Charles and Ray Eames had for using industrial production techniques to extend the boundaries of design and create a whole new look. 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 at home and the office.
Uprights, cross supports, and perforated panels are zinc-coated steel for strength and stability. Adjustable Nylon foot glides are easy on floors.
Wood and paint for fun
Dimpled plywood on cabinet fronts and plywood drawer fronts and shelves reinforce the furniture's cubist look. Painted hardboard case sides and back panels add a dash of color.
The Eames Storage units come in color options of neutral or colored panels.
47.5" w x 16" d x 58.5" h – 4 units high x 2 units wide
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