Design: Ray and Charles Eames, 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.
Eames Desk Unit
Dimensions: 60"w x 28"d x 29"h
Finish: Brights or Neutrals
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.
Working with design legends George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller pioneered modern furniture design in the mid-20th century.
As the business grew, it added a research focus to its problem-solving design. Today, the spirit of innovation and collaboration continues to drive
the global company forward. In addition to the enduring designs that form its foundation, Herman Miller also offers solutions from partners and
top designers who share its values.