Eames Desk Unit (EDU)

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Eames Desk Unit (EDU) with measurements on the elevations and plan views

The Eames Desk Unit (EDU) is a plywood, steel, and wire desk system that includes a drawer and brightly colored side and back panels. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1952 as a work surface solution for both residential and office use, the Eames Desk Unit continues the exploration of flexible furniture systems that is a constant in their work.

The Eames Desk Unit (EDU) has a width of 60” (152.4 cm), depth of 28” (71.1 cm), and overall height of 29” (73.6 cm).

What is the Eames Desk Unit?
The Eames Desk Unit (EDU) is a plywood, steel, and wire desk system with a drawer and brightly colored panels designed by Charles and Ray Eames (1952).
How big is the Eames Desk Unit?
The Eames Desk Unit (EDU) is 60” (152.4 cm) wide and 28” (71.1 cm) deep with an overall area of 11.7 ft2 (1.1 m2).

What is the work surface height of the Eames Desk Unit?
The Eames Desk Unit (EDU) has a plywood work surface set at a height of 29” (73.6 cm) from the floor.

Details

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Height: 
29.0” | 74 cm
Width:
60.0” | 152 cm
Depth:
28.0” | 71 cm
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Materials:
Plywood top, painted hardboard sides, steel frame
Designer:
Charles & Ray Eames
Year:
1952

Properties

Drawings include:
Eames Desk Unit (EDU) front elevation, front (objects), side, plan

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Desks are flat surfaces used for doing work. Designed specifically for use in workplaces, home offices and schools, desks are sized for reading, writing, and/or computer use. Variations on the basic desk designs may also incorporate built-in storage above or below the work surface.