Control theory proposes to apply observers in systems with uncertain plant parameters. Observers can be used for calculation of feedback gains and getting desired, even strictly determined response requirements. The paper considers design of controller for direct current drive. As state space variables are chosen armature current and angular speed of motor. Mathematical model of the motor, operating with load which is assumed as disturbance, is elaborated. Full order Luenberg observer is designed according to desired characteristic equation of system. The results of simulation are presented and discussed.