DATE - 1941

To demonstrate the versatility of their First Place Prize-Winning Organic Design Case Goods, Eames and Saarinen submitted to the Museum of Modern Art, very detailed entry panels, including one on which they noted that their case goods system could be combined in 62,199,765 different combinations. They achieved this with three benches and nine different types of cabinets. 

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Their functions can describe the cabinet types: they included a Record-Radio Player Unit, a Bar Unit, a corner unit, open shelving, open shelving with one drawer, one shelf plus two drawers, a door unit, a drawer unit with one shelf, and a double-wide unit that could be used for clothing, or for tablewares. 

Each cabinet was finished on all four sides. The underside of each had rubber bumpers so that the tops of the benches would not be scratched. These perfectly proportioned and simple forms represent a level of advanced architectural thinking that had never been applied before to home furnishings.

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