Eames Desk Unit (EDU)

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.

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.

Common Questions
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.
Common Questions
How tall is a typical desk?
Desks have an average work surface height between 28”-30” (71-76 cm) from the floor.
How big is a desk?
Desks are designed with a range of styles and sizes with common overall widths between 30”-60” (76-152 cm) and depths between 20”-36” (51-91 cm).
What is the seat height of a desk chair?
Desk chairs, or office chairs, have seat heights that vary between users with standard seat heights that range from 16”-21” (41-53 cm).

Details

*Under Development*

Height: 
29.0” | 74 cm
Width:
60.0” | 152 cm
Depth:
28.0” | 71 cm
Length:
Weight:

Materials: Plywood top, painted hardboard sides, steel frame
Designer: Charles & Ray Eames

Year
1952

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

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