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.
Birch finish. On tops and file fronts.
Painted hardwood board. On case sides and back panels, in neutral or primary colors.
Drawer choice. The file drawer can be on the right or left side.
Strong support. Desk frames, uprights, and cross supports are zinc-coated steel.
Efficient size. 60 inches wide, 28 inches deep, 29 inches high.