Quick Ship: Eames® Desk Unit 20
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Design by Charles & Ray Eames, 1950.
By Herman Miller.
Introduced in 1950, well before its time, the Eames Desk Unit 20 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. The wire cross supports used in Eames Desk Units echo other classic Eames designs, including Eames Storage Units, wire chairs, and wire-base tables.
The Eames Desk Unit 20 features a birch finish on tops and file fronts with painted hardwood board in neutral or primary colors on case sides and back panels. The desk is also offered in the scaled down Desk Unit 10, featuring open shelf storage and a smaller overall footprint.
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Material(s): Hardwood and steel
Dimensions: 60" W X 28" D X 29" H
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Designer: Charles + Ray Eames
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."
That look and their relationship with Herman Miller started with molded plywood chairs in the late 1940s and includes the world-renowned Eames lounge chair, now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In addition to his professional career, Mark has been an industrial design professor at Pratt Institute for 14 years. In his graduate furniture design class, students are responsible for the ideation, design, and execution of an actual piece of furniture. The emphasis of the course is to encourage students to develop their own individual point of view.View other products by Charles + Ray Eames
Manufacturer: Herman Miller
Herman Miller has had a huge international following since the 1950's, including collections of modern furniture designed by icons like the Eameses, Girard, Nelson, and Noguchi.Herman Miller is a recognized innovator in contemporary home, healthcare, and office furniture design. Commitment to integrity in product quality and business relationships have developed through partnerships with some of the century's most outstanding designers.
By the early 1950s, Herman Miller gained a worldwide following for its modern furniture designs by the Eameses, Girard, Nelson, and Noguchi — icons of modern design — for home and business.
Throughout the years, the architectural and design community has acknowledged Herman Miller's leadership position in product innovation and design. Herman Miller continues to enhance and expand their offering of systems, freestanding furniture, and seating to support the continuing changes in commercial work environments and homes.View other products from Herman Miller