LAMA’S 50th Posted October 15, 2010 by Daniel Ostroff

Dwell magazine highlights the 50th auction of Los Angeles Modern Auctions with Peter Loughrey's top ten favorites, including an ECS

From DWELL magazine, October 2010:  “An Eames Contract Storage (ECS) unit, made in 1961, shown installed at the LAMA gallery in Los Angeles. “This particular example was set up in the Herman Miller showroom by the Eames office as the ideal combination of modular parts from this design,” says Loughrey. The original ad for the unit reads, “ECS is a system of storage, sleeping and study units designed to meet the extraordinary requirements of the dormitory. ECS is also apt to be appropriate to other special and exacting situations.” Consisting of a desk, shelving, closet space and a Murphy bed, the ECS was marketed heavily as the solution for college dormitories and young kids’ rooms alike. Estimate: $10,000–$15,000. Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Modern Auctions”




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