Introduced in 1950, the Eames Desk is an example of Charles and Ray Eames designing and making furniture incorporating new materials and industrial production techniques. The work of Charles and Ray Eames has long been celebrated and featured in the Museum's collection. This design grew out of work the Eameses did for a 1949 exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts. It reveals the "machine aesthetic" and Japanese influences important to them at the time. Long before "modularity" and "high tech" entered design language, the Eameses used standardized parts that were interchangeable. They made no attempt to disguise or soften the off-the-shelf industrial look of the components. This desk features a combination of natural birch and colored paneling with a zinc-plated wire frame. Made by Herman Miller®.