The ESU Bookcase by Charles and Ray Eames is somewhat narrower than their ESU Shelf unit, and in contrast to the latter, the Bookcase is fitted with drawers and sliding doors. It has four shelf levels, which are each the height of a standard ring binder, offering plenty of practical storage space as well as places to stow items out of sight.
Shelves: maple plywood with birch face veneer (Poland and Finland), transparent lacquer finish.
Panels: powder-coated aluminium.
Legs: individual levelling adjustment.
Applications: recommended for home use only.
Eames Storage Unit ESU
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…
Charles and Ray Eames are counted among the most important figures of twentieth-century design. Their work spans the fields of furniture design, filmmaking, photography and exhibition design. Vitra is the sole authorised manufacturer of Eames products for Europe and the Middle East. When you own an Eames product made by Vitra, you know it is an original.