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ESU bookcase

By Vitra

Regular Price: £2,170.00

Special Price £1,844.50

  • Description

    In 1949, Charles and Ray Eames developed a new system of free-standing multifunctional shelves which – similar to the Eames House that dates from the same time – were constructed strictly in keeping with the principles of industrial mass production: the Eames Storage Units (ESU).

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: L:120 x D:43 x H:148cm

    Metal surfaces: black powder-coated finish.
    Shelves: maple plywood with birch face veneer, transparent lacquer finish.
    Panels: powder-coated aluminium.
    Legs: individual levelling adjustment.

  • Designer
    Charles & Ray Eames

    Charles Eames, born 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri, studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis and opened his own office together with Charles M. Gray in 1930. In 1935 he founded an architectural firm with Robert T. Walsh. After receiving a fellowship in 1938 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, he moved to Michigan and assumed a teaching position in the design department the following year. In 1940, he and Eero Saarinen won first prize for their joint entry in the competition Organic Design in Home Furnishings organized by the New York Museum of Modern Art. During the same year, Eames became head of the department of industrial design at Cranbrook, and in 1941 he married Ray Kaiser.

    Ray Eames, née Bernice Alexandra Kaiser, was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. She attended the May Friend Bennet School in Millbrook, New York, and continued studies in painting under Hans Hofmann through 1937. During this year she exhibited her work in the first exhibition of the American Abstract Artists group at the Riverside Museum in New York. She matriculated at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1940 and married Charles Eames the following year.

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    10-12 weeks
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Regular Price: £2,170.00

Special Price £1,844.50

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