Herman Miller Eames® Desk
Charles and Ray Eames, 1952
Long before “modularity” and “high tech” entered the design lexicon, Charles and Ray Eames were using industrial production techniques to extend the boundaries of design and create a modern aesthetic. These desk and storage units complement each other, and each can stand alone. They provide ample storage, work, and display space. And at home or in the office, they look as striking now as they did when first introduced in 1950.
The Eames desks and storage units are emblematic of the grace and vision Charles and Ray Eames used in solving home furnishing problems. A result of work they had done for a 1949 exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the pieces reveal the “machine aesthetic” and Japanese influences important to the Eameses at the time. The wire cross supports used in the desks and storage units echo other classic Eames designs, including Eames wire chairs and wire-base tables.
The resulting products are practical and ideal for all kinds of office spaces—small and large, business or home. They retain their modern look with a dash of retro styling.