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Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century.

As furniture designers, filmmakers, artists, textile and graphic designers and even toy and puzzle makers, the Eameses were a visionary and effective force for the notion that design should be an agent of positive change. They are the happy, ever-curious, ever-adventurous faces of modernism.

Charles (1907–78) studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Beatrice Alexandra Kaiser, 1912–88) was an artist, who studied under the Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit (the legendary institution where Charles also met his frequent collaborator Eero Saarinen and the artist and designer Harry Bertoia) and married the next year.

His technical skills and her artistic flair were wonderfully complementary. They moved to Los Angeles in 1941, where Charles worked on set design for MGM. In the evenings at their apartment, they experimented with molded plywood using a handmade heat-and-pressurization device they called the “Kazam!” machine. The next year, they won a contract from the U.S. Navy for lightweight plywood leg splints for wounded servicemen — they are coveted collectibles today; more so those that Ray used to make sculptures.

The Navy contract allowed Charles to open a professional studio, and the attention-grabbing plywood furniture the firm produced prompted George Nelson, the director of design of the furniture-maker Herman Miller Inc., to enlist Charles and (by association, if not by contract) Ray in 1946. Some of the first Eames items to emerge from Herman Miller are now classics: the LCW, or Lounge Chair Wood, and the DCM, or Dining Chair Metal, supported by tubular steel.

The Eameses eagerly embraced new technology and materials, and one of their peculiar talents was to imbue their supremely modern design with references to folk traditions. Their Wire chair group of the 1950s, for example, was inspired by basket weaving techniques. The populist notion of “good design for all” drove their molded fiberglass chair series that same decade, and also produced the organic-form, ever-delightful La Chaise. In 1956 the Eames lounge chair and ottoman appeared — the supremely comfortable plywood-base-and-leather-upholstery creation that will likely live in homes as long as there are people with good taste and sense.

Charles Eames once said, “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” For very good collectors and thoughtful interior designers, a piece of design by the Eameses, the closer produced to original conception the better, is almost de rigueur — for its beauty and comfort, and not least as a tribute to the creative legacy and enduring influence of Charles and Ray Eames.

The collection of original Eames furniture on 1stDibs includes chairs, tables, case pieces and other items.

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Creator: Charles and Ray Eames
Second Generation 1950s Eames ESU 251-C
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Second generation ESU 251-C modular unit, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Inspired by industrial warehouse shelving, this original ESU features colorful, lacquer...
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Mid-20th Century American Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

Midcentury Eames ESU 200 for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this ESU designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. This is the rarer second series produced in 1951. All original condition and ready for use.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

1940s Multicolored Plywood, Fiberglass, Metal ESU Shelf Charles & Ray Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Charles and Ray Eames storage unit featuring five drawers in the middle area. Side and back panels feature a color combination of grey, beige and black. The shelf comes in good origi...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Midcentury Eames Contract Storage 'ECS' Unit
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration this is extremely rare Eames wall unit produced in 1961. The ECS are seldom found and only produce for a short period of time. Featuring three sections that i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel, Chrome

1940s Multicolored Plywood, Fiberglass, Metal ESU Shelf Charles & Ray Eames 'b'
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Charles and Ray Eames storage unit featuring an open area in the upper section and two sliding doors in fiberglass in the lower section. The basic colour consists of beige, a red par...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Charles and Ray Eames original First Series ESU 200, circa 1950
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, USA. From the 200 series of storage units, this 240-N features top and bottom pressed plywood dimple doors, plywood top with a nice honeyed p...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

1940s multicolored ESU Shelf by Charles & Ray Eames 'c'
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Plywood, laminate, metal, ESU shelf by Ray & Charles Eames, USA, 1949. ESU shelf, multicolored by Charles and Ray Eames featuring an open area and three drawers in the upper secti...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

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Eames for Herman Miller Second Generation Greige Eames Armshell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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Second Generation Eames Armshell chair in warm greige on early black steel X-base, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. These thicker, 1950s molded fiberglass arm she...
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Eames for Evans Aniline DCM
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Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scarce, early red aniline dye DCM dining chairs, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, made by Evans for Herman Miller. Molded plywood has great age, wearing its original patina handsom...
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Mid-20th Century American Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Eames for Evans Ebonized DCM
By Evans Products Company, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early ebonized DCM dining chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, made by Evans for Herman Miller. Molded plywood has great age, wearing its original patina handsomely. Original fi...
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Eames Olive Green Armshell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Eames molded fiberglass armchair in the scarce, olive green hue on a the nickel H-base for Herman Miller. Original finish with distinct thread texture that varies in saturati...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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H 27.5 in. W 25 in. D 20 in.
Eames Blue Padded Wire Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic wire chair with a blue seat pad, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Woven steel wire seat with original powder coated white finish. Blue Naugahyde cover is ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

  • Eames Blue Padded Wire Shell Chair
  • Eames Blue Padded Wire Shell Chair
  • Eames Blue Padded Wire Shell Chair
  • Eames Blue Padded Wire Shell Chair
H 32 in. W 18.5 in. D 17 in.
Pair of Eames Elephant Hide Armchairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of original elephant hide fiberglass armchairs, designed by Ray and Charles Eames, manufactured by Herman Miller. An early 1950s version, each has a distinct thread texture that...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Fiberglass

  • Pair of Eames Elephant Hide Armchairs
  • Pair of Eames Elephant Hide Armchairs
  • Pair of Eames Elephant Hide Armchairs
  • Pair of Eames Elephant Hide Armchairs
H 31 in. W 24.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Pair of Eames Seafoam DAX Armchairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of original Eames fiberglass armchairs in scarce and desirable Seafoam colorway. An early 1950s version, each has a distinct thread texture that varies in saturation and density...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Fiberglass

  • Pair of Eames Seafoam DAX Armchairs
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H 31 in. W 24.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Eames 670 Lounge Chair and 671 Ottoman
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic 670 lounge chair and 671 ottoman, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. A luxuriously soft and comfortable design. Frame showcases the gorgeous Brazilian rosewo...
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Eames for Herman Miller Yellow Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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Original Eames Fiberglass Shell Chairs by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage 1960s molded fiberglass side shell chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Gleaming shells are in original condition, each with a distinct thready texture...
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Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Parchment DSS Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s molded fiberglass parchment white shell chairs on stacking base, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Gleaming shells are in original condition, each w...
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Eames for Herman Miller Ochre Yellow Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Previously Available Items
Eames ESU First Series
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Midcentury Eames ESU First series 250-C. This is an all original untouched item. Incredibly versatile as this can be used as a bookshelf, end table, nightstand, etc. A classic des...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

  • Eames ESU First Series
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H 32.5 in. W 24 in. D 16 in.
Eames ESU Unit Second Generation with Drawers
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
The iconic ESU series was produced briefly between 1950-1955 by Herman Miller, spanning 2 design generations, and later re-issued in 1998. The newer edition takes on the same design ...
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Plywood

Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra ESU 400 Storage Unit
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1949 and manufactured by Herman Miller between 1950-1955, the Eames Storage Unit was brought back into production in the 1990s. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

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  • Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra ESU 400 Storage Unit
  • Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra ESU 400 Storage Unit
H 58.27 in. W 47.25 in. D 16.93 in.
Second Gen Eames ESU 150 N
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

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H 20.5 in. W 24 in. D 15 in.
Eames Desk Unit 20 "EDU" for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An iconic design, this Eames desk unit for Herman Miller, c. early 2000s, USA, is a beautiful example of what has been described as "working art." The desk features a birch work surf...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Eames Desk Unit 20 "EDU" for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An iconic design, this Eames desk unit for Herman Miller, c.1950s, USA, is a beautiful example of what has been described as "working art." The desk features a birch work surface as ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Eames Storage Unit 4x2 Wall Unit, with Herman Miller COA
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The functional beauty of Eames storage and wall units can be customized to fit your life. Dubbed "working art" since their 1949 debut as part of an exhibition at the Detroit Institut...
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Eames ESU 1x2 by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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1956 Eames 3 Trusonic Speaker System and Custom Cabinet Credenza
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Miami, FL
Offered here a custom designed Credenza featuring two cabinets. One with the rare Eames E-3 Stephens Tru-sonic Speaker System and the other cabinet with three doors and a tambour doo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Original Midcentury Eames Desk for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this nicely preserved Eames Desk Unit (EDU) part of the ESU series. This all original desk shows honest and little for its age. All drawers function perfect...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal, Steel, Chrome

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century ESU Storage Unit
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller mid century ESU 2 x 2 storage unit Storage unit measures: 47.25 wide x 16.75 deep x 32.5 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what w...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Vintage Eames-Style Storage Unit by Modernica for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage storage unit designed manufactured by Modernica for Herman Miller. This versatile piece is a bookcase, sideboard, media stand, room divider, extension of your workspace, or d...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

Charles and Ray Eames case pieces and storage cabinets for sale on 1stDibs

Case pieces and storage cabinets by Charles and Ray Eames are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Charles and Ray Eames case pieces and storage cabinets there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 8 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Charles and Ray Eames' original case pieces and storage cabinets were created in Mid-Century Modern style in North America during the mid-20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider case pieces and storage cabinets by Vladimir Kagan, Charles Hollis Jones and Frank Lloyd Wright. The prices for Charles and Ray Eames case pieces and storage cabinets can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $3,975 and tops out at $50,000, while pieces like these can sell for $14,134 on average.

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