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.

Eames Desk Unit has a height of 29.0” | 74 cm.
The Eames Desk Unit has an overall height of 29.0” | 74 cm, width of 60.0” | 152 cm, and depth of 28.0” | 71 cm.
The Eames Desk Unit has an overall height of 29.0” | 74 cm, width of 60.0” | 152 cm, and depth of 28.0” | 71 cm. The seat height of the Eames Desk Unit is set at with arms at .
The Eames Desk Unit has an overall height of 29.0” | 74 cm, length of , and depth of 28.0” | 71 cm.
The Eames Desk Unit has an overall height of 29.0” | 74 cm, length of , and depth of 28.0” | 71 cm. The seat height of the Eames Desk Unit is set at .
Eames Desk Unit have an overall length of and width of 60.0” | 152 cm. Eames Desk Unit have an overall area of 11.7 ft2 | 1.1 m2.
The Eames Desk Unit has an overall height of 29.0” | 74 cm, length of , and depth of 28.0” | 71 cm. The Eames Desk Unit has a seat height set at and an arm height of .
The average Eames Desk Unit has an overall height of 29.0” | 74 cm, withers (shoulder) height of , and body length of . A typical Eames Desk Unit weighs between and has a lifespan of roughly 1952.
The typical Eames Desk Unit has an overall height of 29.0” | 74 cm and body length of . An average Eames Desk Unit weighs between and has a typical lifespan of 1952.
Eames Desk Unit has a width of 60.0” | 152 cm and height of 29.0” | 74 cm.
The Eames Desk Unit has a height of 29.0” | 74 cm, width of 60.0” | 152 cm, and a depth of 28.0” | 71 cm. The Eames Desk Unit was released in 1952.
The Eames Desk Unit (EDU) has a height of 29.0” | 74 cm, width of 60.0” | 152 cm, depth of 28.0” | 71 cm, and weighs . The Eames Desk Unit (EDU) was released in 1952.
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.

Common Questions
Common Questions
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 tall is a typical desk?
Desks have an average work surface height between 28”-30” (71-76 cm) from the floor.
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).

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 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.
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

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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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