Vitra ESU Shelf


In 1949, Charles & 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 Vitra ESU (Eames Storage Unit) Shelf is reproduced here by Vitra and includes a number of configurations of one, two, three or four shelves.

  • Colour: Black Frame, Plywood, Various Colours
  • Material: Moulded plywood with Powder-coated metal surfaces
  • Dimensions:
  • 1HUHeight: 50.5cm x Width:179.5cm x Depth:42cm
  • 2HU Height: 82cm x Width: 179.5cm x Depth: 42cm
  • 3HUHeight: 115cm x Width:179.5cm x Depth:42cm
  • 4HU Height: 148cm x Width: 179.5cm x Depth: 42cm
  • Delivery Time:Normally 8 weeks
Designed By

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.

Read our article about the Eames House- a stunning Palissades home in California, the story behind the Eames lounge Chair and shop the full Vitra collection.