“Machine aesthetics” and Japanese influences
The Eames desks and storage units are emblematic of the grace and vision that Charles and Ray Eames used to solve home furnishing problems.
A result of work they had done for a 1949 exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the pieces reveal the “machine aesthetic” and Japanese influences important to the Eameses at the time. The wire cross supports used in the desks and storage units echo other classic Eames designs, including their wire chairs and wire-base tables.
The resulting products are practical and ideal for all kinds of office spaces — large or small, business or home. They retain their modern look with a dash of retro styling.