ESU Storage Unit,designed by Charles and Ray Eames
One of the most important American design teams of the twentieth century, Charles and Ray Eames’s works were exhibited in many of the Good Design exhibitions, and the pair even designed the installations for some of them. Both studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and then started their own studio in California, creating innovative designs produced by the Herman Miller Furniture Company.
The linear composition of this cabinet in a range of colors and materials reflected avant-garde currents in abstract art of the 1930s and ’40s. In addition to the playfulness characteristic of the Eameses’ work, the cabinet’s simplicity, functionality, and geometric shapes embodied Good Design principles.