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Eames® Desk Unit

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    Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller®, 1950

    Historic Storage: Described as "working art" after being exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1949, the Eames Desk Unit by Charles and Ray Eames truly is a masterpiece. Choose from neutral or Mondrian-inspired finishes, and various drawer configurations.

    Fits the need: Eames Desk Unit desks can have the drawer on the right or left side OR choose open storage without a drawer.

    Strong and durable: The EDU features a birch finish on tops and file fronts. Painted hardwood board on case sides and back panels.

    Easy on floors: Feet have nylon glides.

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    Eames Desk Unit
    Dimensions: 60"w x 28"d x 29"h
    Finish: Brights or Neutrals

    Design Story

    Design Story
    The Eames Desk Unit is emblematic of the grace and whimsy Charles and Ray Eames used in designing home furnishing solutions.

    A result of work they had done for a 1949 exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Eames Desk Unit reveals the "machine aesthetic" and Japanese influences important to the Eameses at the time. Long before "modularity" and "high tech" entered the language, Charles and Ray combined standardized parts in many ways to create practical furnishings that suit a variety of uses at home and the office.

    The zinc-coated wire cross-supports used in the Eames Desk Unit echo other classic Eames designs, including their wire chairs, wire-base tables, and molded plywood chairs.

    Vendor Info

    Herman Miller® is a pioneer in the furniture industry, an innovator whose human-centered, problem-solving approach to design introduced new ways of living and working for over 100 years. Environmentally-friendly design, lean manufacturing, ergonomics, the open office, even American modernism itself: Herman Miller and their designers—Gilbert Rohde, George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, Bill Stumpf, Yves Béhar, and many more—have had a hand in shaping it all. And as Herman Miller continues to live out our commitment to authentic design as a method of change, they are shaping the new kinds of spaces where people will live and work for years to come.


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