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eames open storage desk unit

by Eames ® from Herman Miller ®

eames open storage desk unit

Design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950
Zinc-coated steel, plywood
Made by Herman Miller

"Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design."
-Charles Eames

A product introduced before its time, the Eames Desk Unit is 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, Eames Desk Units and Storage Units reveal 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.

With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the "Eames look."

These pieces offer more than arresting good looks. They're designed and built to meet your work surface, storage, and display needs in a very practical way. The Open Storage desk, with open wire shelving for storage is ideal for today's smaller technology and smaller spaces. It features a birch finish on top with either zinc or black frame. Painted hardwood boards on case sides and back panels, available in your choice of neutral or primary colors.

open storage desk: 44" w | 28" d | 29" h

$1,595.00 + plus shipping
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Eames

The primary need of the human being was an essential component of every design for Eames. They believed a design to be successful when it catered to how people are similar to one another instead of addressing idiosyncrasies, benefitting the greatest number of people.
Herman Miller is synonymous with “modern” furniture. Creative director George Nelson recruited contemporaries Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, and Noguchi to create a legendary furniture collection.

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