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Eames Desk Unit by Herman Miller

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The Eames Compact Desk brings the original Eames Desk down a size, perfect for smaller offices or as a living room or bedroom work area. Two shelves provide storage area while leveler glides allow for use on uneven floors.

Eames Desk Unit by Herman Miller

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Eames Desk Unit by Herman Miller
designed by Charles and Ray Eames

This is a smaller version of the popular Eames Desk. This compact model has a smaller footprint perfect for the home office. In addition to the smaller size, this version does not have the file drawer that the larger version has. Instead, the low shelf is closed on the front and back and open on the side, so you can seat yourself on either side. Features level glides with a powder-coated black or zinc-coated frame. This desk is perfect for apartments everywhere, and will fit into any space no matter how small.

  • Overall: 29.4" h x 44" w x 24.4" d
  • Internal shelf height: 16.5"
  • Offered in two color schemes: neutral or vibrant
  • Birch veneer desktop
  • Top and shelf edges have a clear finish; shelves have a black stain
  • Feet have adjustable nylon glides
The Herman Miller Eames Compact Desk is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: EDU10.



Powder-coated black or zinc-coated steel frame, birch top, painted side panels, adjustable glides


Overall: 29.4" h x 44" w x 24.4" d
Shelf height: 16.5"

There are three versions of the Eames Desk, two of which are simply mirrored. You can have the standard desk with a left hand drawer or the standard desk with a right hand drawer - which you prefer depends of course on your handedness, your office layout, and the particular restrictions of your space and your own proclivities. But the main alternate version of the desk is the Eames Compact Desk.

The look and feel of the desk are very similar. The compact version is simply smaller. The square feet of the plane of the desk and the wide stance of the entire piece are shortened and constricted to allow the desk to fit better in smaller spaces (or perhaps in a home office or child's room). The drawer is also different, in that it's actually not a drawer, simple a kind of double shelf that has the same appearance as the standard Eames Desk from the front.


About Herman Miller

Founded in West Michigan in 1905, Herman Miller has grown to become a world-recognized furniture brand. As a design leader and furniture innovator, they’ve partnered with some of the most influential and iconic designers of the 20th century—designers like Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Girard and more. In doing so, they’ve produced pieces that have become classics of industrial design, many of which are featured on permanent display in museums like the New York Museum of Contemporary Art (MoMA).

Herman Miller continued that legacy in 1994 by partnering with designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick. They went about developing an office chair unlike any before it. Bringing together the latest in ergonomic research and design, they developed the legendary Classic Aeron chair, the best selling office chair in the world.

Today, Herman Miller continues that tradition of design forward thinking and innovation. Partnering with the next generation of industrial designers—such as Studio 7.5 and Yves Behar— as they tackle the ergonomic and anthropometric challenges we face in today’s modern work life.