“Machine aesthetics” and Japanese influences

The Eames desks and storage units are emblematic of the grace and vision Charles and Ray Eames used in solving home furnishing problems.

A front view of an Eames Desk in neutral colors next to an Eames Storage Unit with bright accents, shown from the side.

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 Eames wire chairs and wire-base tables.

The resulting products are practical and ideal for all kinds of office spaces—small and large, business or home. They retain their modern look with a dash of retro styling.

The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.

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