Eames Storage Unit, 4x2


Designed by Charles and Ray Eames



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Eames Storage Unit, 4x2

Eames Storage Unit, 4x2

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The functional beauty of Eames Storage Units can be customized to fit your life. Dubbed "working art" since their 1949 debut as part of an exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts, their machine aesthetic perfectly complements the Eames Desk Unit.
Eames Storage Unit, 4x2


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Packaging Dimensions:
34" x 54" x 62"
Package Weight:
178 lbs.
Assembly Required:
Care and Maintenance

With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning procedures outlined here.

The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.



For normal cleaning, wet cheesecloth in a nonabrasive cleaner, like liquid dish soap, and rub the chrome component lightly until the original luster reappears. Dry the component with a soft cloth to remove any soap residue.

Wood & Veneer

This includes Herman Miller products finished with wood veneer or recut wood veneer, except the oiled Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman with Rosewood, Oiled Walnut, or Oiled Santos Palisander veneer unless specifically noted.

Normal Cleaning 
Dust regularly with a slightly damp, soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the directionof the wood grain.Spills should be immediately wiped up with a damp cloth.

Once a month
Clean the surface with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture. Wipe the surface in the direction of the wood grain to remove dirt and fingerprints. Wipe dry with a clean, dry cloth.

Twice a year
Apply a good quality furniture polish with a soft cloth. Do not use aerosol-powered cleaners or polishes. Also, do not use polishes containing waxes or abrasives, or polishes that are oil based.

Herman Miller veneers meet strict testing standards for resistance to wear, light, stains, water, and pressure. To reduce the risk of damage, take some precautions: Use coasters for glasses and mugs. If a glass top is added to the veneer surface, be sure it rests on felt pads. Don’t place a potted plant on a veneer surface unless it’s in a water-tight container or in a drip tray.Don’t let vinyl binders stay on a surface for very long. Use protective pads under equipment with “rubber” cushioning feet. Some chemical compounds used in the feet on office equipment, such as printers and monitor stands, may leave permanent stains or marks.

Minor repair of water rings, stains, and scratches
Rub the surface lightly in the direction of the wood grain using No. 000 steel wool. Apply a scratch-removing polish with a color and value that simulate the veneer. If the scratches are deep, consult a professional furniture refinisher.

Other Damage
Wood is susceptible to bruising and scratching from heavy office equipment, so we encourage a protective surface is placed underneath. Objects should be lifted instead of dragged across a surface. Protective pads should be used under items with a rough bottom, like pottery. Denting, caused by extreme pen pressure when writing, can also damage veneer. Use desk pads or some other protection where a lot of paperwork is done. Sunlight can damage veneer as well, so veneer surfaces should not be in direct sunlight. To help a surface age evenly, users can periodically move items on their desks so that the entire surface is exposed to an even amount of light over time. In addition to light, extremely high or low humidity is a damaging environmental factor. Herman Miller suggests maintaining a relative humidity of 35-65 percent.

Height 58.5"
Width 47"
Depth 16"


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A classic for my home
In November of 2019, I spent the day at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. On display is a early version of the Eames ESU. I decided that day that I needed one of my own. It is just an amazing piece that truly stands the test of time.
May 16, 2020
2 months ago
I bought this storage unit and the desk a few years ago, and have had zero issues. Both have held up beautifully.
May 1, 2020
I like it but there is a design flaw.
Beautiful but there is a flaw in the design. The legs are easily bent. Once a leg starts to bend, there is no fixing it and the whole strip of metal that the leg is formed by needs to be replaced.
May 1, 2019
Response from Herman Miller
I'm so sorry to hear of the issue with your Eames Storage Unit. I'm reaching out to you via email to learn more and help find a solution.
May 1, 2019
Stephanie S

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Has this furniture changed? Particularly the sliding doors? I'm concerned this would no longer match the other pieces I have.

The previous version (that matches my other Eames furniture) have raised circles on the sliding doors. It looks completely different now in some of the pictures. Which version would I receive if I were to order here?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2013
Best Answer: Here at Herman Miller we are dedicated to preserving the integrity and heritage of our product designs. The Eames Storage Unit has not changed and the sliding doors still have the raised circles (aka: Dimple Doors).

It is difficult to see the "Dimple Doors" in some of the images we have on our site so I'm attaching a couple of photos that better represent the raised circles you are referring to.

If there is anything else we can help you with, please give us a call at 888.798.0202 or send us an email at hmstore@hermanmiller.com.
Is it possible to choose which Eames colours go where on the unit?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2013
Best Answer: The Eames color palate is deliberate in its design aesthetic and, therefore, it is not possible to choose which colors go where in the unit.
What are the interior shelf dimensions of bottom & top shelf?
A shopper on Nov 20, 2012
Best Answer: The top shelf dimensions mirror the General Dimensions published on the product page under the �Specifications� tab and shown here. The bottom interior shelf openings are outlined below. These dimensions take into account the frame support which partially encloses the shelf and should be considered when planning how to use your shelf space.

2 Wide Units:
Left Facing opening is 22.25 inches
Right Facing opening is 22.375 inches

1 Wide Unit:
Center Opening 22.25 inches

If there is anything else we can help you with, please give us a call at 888.798.0202 or send us an email at hmstore@hermanmiller.com.
is this storage unit compatible with legal size hanging files?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2012
Best Answer: The Eames Storage Unit is not designed to hold hanging files, but the sliding door compartments are wide enough to accommodate legal sized documents.

The Eames Desk Unit drawer is designed to hold letter sized hanging files.

If there is anything else we can help with, please feel free to contact the Herman Miller Store at 888.798.0202.