Storage Unit by Charles and Ray Eames 1950
Timeless Modern Furniture Profile
Normally leading the way in design, this time the Eameses followed on the design concepts of George Nelson and his office storage systems.
Therefore they were one of the first to develop modular workspace designs and the beginning of the office furniture industry.
The honest minimalism, use of standard parts and simple materials, plywood and steel, meant that the storage units set a very high standard of design that is still only mimicked today.
These storage units have three open shelves, four covered shelves and three shallow drawers.
They have nylon glides to the base to protect floors, are made of steel, so are self supporting and are finished on all sides so are able to be used to divide up office spaces as screens.
The dimple finish on the plywood panels add ornamentation to an otherwise industrial look. A very versatile unit, which compliments the commercial office, home office or apartment.
More Charles and Ray Eames Furniture Profiled here
LCM Chair The simple form of this chair makes the classic design timeless.
La Chaise A work of art, and still functional.
LCW Chair Wooden lounge chair, famous for it’s simplicity of design.
Walnut Stools Decorated by the natural timber graining of the walnut these stools are a simple lathed construction.
Plywood Table Similar in design form to the LCW chair.
Elliptical Table A must have piece of furniture, timeless in it’s style and forever useful in it’s function.
About the Designer – Charles Learn how this innovative designer and his wife Ray took on the work on design and won..
About the Designer – Ray Find out how teamed with her husband Charles, this artistic and creative woman designed so many famous pieces of modern furniture.
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