The quirky and arresting Eames Storage Unit ESU Bookcase was designed by the legendary Charles and Ray Eames and is produced by Vitra.
The Eames name is synonymous with innovative design, and the pair, who drew inspiration from their backgrounds in fine art and architecture, fused an utterly modern style which was as much about the aesthetic appeal of the design as it was about the functionality. their colossal reputation is founded on innovation and radical modernism in a wide range of fields, but it is for their furniture designs that they are, perhaps, best known today.
The designers' reputation rests in part on pieces like the Eames Storage Unit ESU Bookcase, a piece that is as versatile as it is good-looking - as practical as it is provoking. Made of a mix of materials (plywood, MDF, solid birch and aluminium), this 120 x 148 x 43 cm unit offers a range of storage solutions including shelves, drawers and cupboards with sliding doors. It would work beautifully as a talking point in a living room, with some carefully chosen books on display, or as a practical but stylish storage option for a home or modern office workspace.