Eames Desk Unit

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Long before “modularity” and “high tech” entered the design lexicon, Charles and Ray were using industrial production techniques to extend the boundaries of design and create a modern aesthetic. The Eames Desk Units (EDU) complement the Eames Storage Units (ESU) and provide ample storage, work, and display space. At home or in the office, this design looks as striking now as they did when first introduced in 1950.

The EDU offers more than arresting good looks; it is designed and built to meet your work surface, storage, and display needs in a very practical way.

This classic desk has an easily accessible storage or display area as well as a drawer that can be ordered on the left or right to accomodate hanging file folders.
Desks and storage units are offered in two color schemes- neutral or bright. The neutral scheme features birch veneer with white and black accents to create a sleek, high-tech look. The bright scheme uses red, blue, black, and white hardboard panels and surface reminiscent of a Mondrian painting.

The design’s cross-supports, uprights, and perforated panels have an industrial feel, and the dimpled plywood on the front of the cabinet reinforces the furniture’s mid-century modern appearance.

Drawer can be on left or right side.

Charles & Ray Eames


A handful of Eames furniture designs, such as the Lounge Chair and Ottoman or the Molded Fiberglass Shell Side Chair, have become ubiquitous. Some are a staple in the interior design of airports around the world. Charles and Ray Eames spent forty years creating furniture in the realm of tables, lounges, chairs, room dividers, stools, and more for public and residential spaces.

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