Designers: Charles and Ray Eames
It’s been called “working art” since first exhibited by Charles and Ray Eames in 1949 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. This highly functional and stylish desk provides a spacious work surface, file drawer, and a dash of retro styling.
Choose the desk alone or pair it with the complementary Eames storage units to create a functional, fashionable home office.
The desk and storage units complement each other and provide ample storage, work, and display space. And with their industrial aesthetic and color options, they look as striking now as they did when first introduced in 1950.
Machine aesthetic.Charles and Ray Eames View Design Story
A desk should be practical and functional. At 60 inches wide, 28 inches deep, and 29 inches high, the Desk Unit provides plenty of surface space.
It also features a drawer that can accommodate hanging file folders and is covered with an easily accessible storage or display area. The drawer can be placed on the right or left side.
The neutral color scheme uses birch veneer with white and black accents to create a sleek, high-tech look. The bright color scheme uses red, blue, black, and white hardboard panels and surfaces that are reminiscent of a Mondrian painting.
The steel cross-supports and uprights give the units an industrial feel, and the plywood drawer fronts and shelves reinforce the furniture's mid-century modern appearance.
Uprights and cross-supports are zinc-coated steel; drawer fronts and shelves are smooth plywood; side panels are painted hardboard. Nylon foot glides are easy on floors.