In 1949, Charles and Ray Eames developed a new system of free-standing multifunctional shelves and writing desks 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) and Eames Desk Units (EDU). The top is made of plywood with a maple veneer, the screens are in coloured lacquer, the metal surfaces are brushed and chromed and it has height-adjustable feet.
EDU - Eames Desk Unit
Material: Top - Plywood with birch veneer, Panels - powder-coated aluminium, Metal surfaces - black powder-coated, Shelves - Maple Plywood with birch face veneer, transparent lacquer finish
Charles & Ray Eames are one of modern design's most recognisable partnerships. Born in the early part of the 20th Century Charles and Ray Eames married in 1941 and moved to Los Angeles, where together they began experimenting with techniques for the three-dimensional moulding of plywood. The aim was to create comfortable chairs that were affordable.
Playful and fun, the Eames' had a great energy that lives through their iconic products today. "Take your pleasure seriously" was a favourite saying of Charles Eames.