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Eames® Desk

Eames® Desk

Charles & Ray Eames, 1952

This product is represented in MoMA's Design collection.

This product is in a MoMA Exhibition.

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29h x 60w x 28"d.

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Item #78727
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Eames® Desk

Introduced in 1950, the Eames Desk is an example of Charles and Ray Eames designing and making furniture incorporating new materials and industrial production techniques. The work of Charles and Ray Eames has long been celebrated and featured in the Museum’s collection. This design grew out of work the Eameses did for a 1949 exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts. It reveals the "machine aesthetic" and Japanese influences important to them at the time. Long before "modularity" and "high tech" entered design language, the Eameses used standardized parts that were interchangeable. They made no attempt to disguise or soften the off-the-shelf industrial look of the components. This desk features a combination of natural birch and colored paneling with a zinc-plated wire frame. Made by Herman Miller®.

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History

Mid-Century Design

Following World War II, a number of factors combined to foster a new direction in home products and furniture. New materials, such as molded plywood and plastic, and advances in mass production techniques opened a world of design options. Through the efforts of companies like Herman Miller, their longtime design director George Nelson, and the influential team of Charles and Ray Eames, these new designs could be produced for a broad market. A new vocabulary of ergonomic form, versatile function, and synthetic material emerged—and some of the most beloved furniture of the century was created.

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Product Specs

Type Inspired Office
Made In the USA
Size 29h x 60w x 28"d.
Materials Birch Wood, Zinc-Plated Wire
Designer Charles & Ray Eames
Date 1952
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