Eames ESU Shelf 2 HU


SKU: Eames ESU Shelving 2HU

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames
Manufactured by Vitra

In 1949 Charles and Ray Eames developed an iconic system of free-standing multifunctional shelves and bookcase. These have been given a fresh and contemporary look by Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. A second feature of the new ESU is the adjustment of the horizontal dimensions and the expansion of the variants that turns ESU into a veritable family of shelves.

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ESU Shelf 1HU: Height: 50 x Width: 179.5 x Depth: 42cm ESU Shelf 2HU: Height: 82 x Width: 179.5 x Depth: 42cm ESU Shelf 3HU: Height: 118 x Width: 179.5 x Depth: 42cm ESU Shelf 4HU: Height: 148 x Width: 179.5 x Depth: 42cm

Maple plywood with clear lacquer. Black powder coating for the metal frame. Panel colours: pale blue, mauve grey, fawn, eames red and rusty orange.


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Weight 0.3 kg

Made-to-order: 4-6 weeks.
Orders over £1000 free for Mainland UK.
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In 1949, Charles and Ray Eames developed an innovative system of freestanding, multifunctional shelves and desks. Similar to the simultaneously constructed Eames House, these designs adhered to the principles of industrial production: the Eames Storage Unit (ESU) and the Eames Desk Unit (EDU).
In collaboration with the Eames Office and Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, a carefully defined new colour scheme was chosen to give the ESU a fresh and contemporary look while still celebrating the spirit of the 1940s and '50s. The wider ESU Shelf is available in various heights, from a sideboard to a tall bookshelf. The ESU Bookcase is somewhat narrower; its four shelf levels correspond to the height of standard ring binders. Fitted with drawers and sliding doors, it provides ample storage space.

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