Product Story - 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.
Design Story - The Eames desk unit and Eames storage
unit 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 desk and storage units reveal the
"machine aesthetic" and Japanese influences important to
the Eameses at the time. The wire cross supports used in
the desk and storage units echo other classic Eames designs,
including Eames wire chairs and wire-base tables. The resulting
products are practical and ideal for a home office. They
retain their modern look with a dash of retro styling.
Practical Functionality - Desk and storage units
are available in sizes that meet your storage and display
needs. Storage units include cases, cabinets, and drawers
in five configurations and four sizes; desks can have the
drawer on the right or left side. Desks are 60 inches wide,
28 inches deep, 29 inches high; storage units are 47 inches
wide, 16 inches deep, and 20 1/2, 32 1/2, or 58 1/2 inches
high. The desk unit features an easily accessible storage
or display area and has a handy drawer that accommodates
hanging file folders.
Fun - Have as much fun as you want. Desk and storage
units come in two color schemes-neutral or bright. The neutral
scheme uses 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 surfaces reminiscent
of a Mondrian painting. The steel cross-supports and uprights
give the units an industrial feel, and the dimpled plywood
on cabinet fronts and plywood drawer fronts and shelves
reinforce the furniture's mid-century modern appearance.
Strong - Uprights, cross-supports, and perforated
panels are zinc-coated steel; drawer fronts and shelves
are smooth plywood; side panels are painted hardboard; storage
unit cabinet fronts are plywood molded to form round dimples.
Nylon foot glides are easy on floors.