Vitra Eames ESU Storage Units


Available To Order - See Lead Time Below

  • One Shelf - £1,160.00
    One Shelf
  • Two Shelves - £1,540.00
    Two Shelves
  • Three Shelves - £1,910.00
    Three Shelves
  • Four Shelves - £2,320.00
    Four Shelves
  • Bookshelf - £2,170.00
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  • Designer : Charles & Ray Eames
  • Year of Design : 1949
  • Material : moulded plywood with galvanized metal surfaces.
  • Dimensions : 
    One Shelf - H: 50.5cm; W: 179.5cm; D: 42cm
    Two Shelves - H: 82cm; W: 179.5cm; D: 42cm
    Three Shelves - H: 117.5cm; W: 179.5cm; D: 42cm
    Four Shelves - H: 148cm; W: 179.5cm; D: 42cm
    Bookshelf - H: 148cm; W: 120cm; D: 42cm
  • Height Adjustable Legs
  • Delivery : Made to Order ; 6 - 8 weeks


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 ESU (Eames Storage Unit) Shelf is reproduced here by Vitra and includes a number of configurations from one shelf to four shelves.

Vitra have collaborated with Hella Jongerius to create a new colour concept for this design classic. This version provides a more contemporary look to the original with a subtle colour palette, still celebrating the spirit of the 1940s and 1950s. The hues of grey, brown, red and orange are combined with black powder coated metal surfaces to offer a striking contrast. The feet can be levelled individually.

See other Charles & Ray Eames designs.
See more Shelving.
See the Vitra collection.