8 May 2012
he said… storage
I have been looking at storage units recently quite a bit. Both for work purposes and to add storage at home. Looking around I was interested to find that Herman Miller in the US have re-released this beautiful storage system designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1949. It follows their principles at the time of industrial mass production. When it was originally designed it was a very innovative piece and perhaps too modern for its time, hence its comparitvly low success. The system was made up of several components which were also available in many different finishes, allowing the user to change and reconfigure the size and layout of the unit - customising it to their needs. This was a very important piece and has inspired many storage designs since. It truly represented the Eames philosophy in terms of solving interior decor problems in an innovative and functional way.