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Eames Sofa Compact by Herman Miller

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Herman Miller Eames Sofa Compact
designed by Charles and Ray Eames

Eames Sofa Compact At A Glance:
Lean, smooth, and made for lounging, the Eames Sofa Compact brings a minimal, mid-century modern vibe to the home. The Eameses designed a built-in sofa for their Pacific Palisades home in the 1940s - and liked it so much that they adapted it to be a stand-alone sofa. No longer foldable like the original, the Sofa Compact is still the standard for sofa simplicity. Fill the space you have without overwhelming your room - the Sofa Compact stands at 6' wide and seats 3 people comfortably. Or, you can get friendly and seat 4.

The Eames Sofa Compact has been in continuous production by Herman Miller since 1954. View the entire Herman Miller Sofa collection.

What's To Like:
The light-scaled Eames Sofa Compact gives all the comfort usually associated with long, low, heavy sofas. Plus, it fits where bulkier, traditional sofas don't - such as an executive suite or lounge as well as a home's alcove, vestibule, study or nook. Combine that with its innovative, minimal look and you have a "just-right" piece of lounge furniture.

What's Not to Like:
Let's see ... the Sofa Compact is a Mid-Century Modern classic, so the price is about right; the cushions are situated so that comfort is equal across its width; and the seat angle provides exceptional support. We're not coming up with anything to complain about. Ah, here we go: there are no arms, and it's no good for sleeping on unless you like to sleep curled up, and on a tilted seat. So now you know what to expect.

The Bottom Line:
From 1954 until today, the Eames Sofa Compact has provided a comfortable place to sit in countless homes around the world. What could be better than a sofa that doesn't get in your way? If you need seating in a cozy place and are looking for classic furniture, the Sofa Compact is your cup of tea.


  • Overall: 35" h x 72.5" w x 30" d
  • Seat height: 16"
  • Strong, durable materials: Black-enamel steel frame, chrome-plated tubular steel legs
  • Soft cushions: 2.5" thick urethane foam cushions upholstered in fabric
  • Resilient feel: seat cushion support is fabric-reinforced rubber webbing on a steel and wire-spring armature
  • Firm, flexible comfort: High and angled back is made of two horizontal foam pads with cord welting detail
  • Stainless steel glides with rubber bases

The Herman Miller Eames Sofa Compact is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: 473.

Materials & Measurements

Eames Sofa Compact SpecsMaterials:
Black-enamel steel frame. Chrome-plated tubular steel legs. Stainless Steel glides with rubber base. 2.5" -thick urethane foam cushions upholstered in fabric.

Upholstery Materials:
ColorGuard: 88 percent polyester, 12 percent cotton
Echelon: 100 percent polyester

Overall: 35" h x 72.5" w x 30" d
Seat height: 16"

About The Manufacturer

Herman Miller Authorized Retailer

Herman Miller is an industry leader in the integration of cutting edge technology to furniture and other household items to make everyday life more comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Herman Miller stands out at the forefront of such fields as ergonomic technologies, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, and customizable furniture items.

In addition to producing some of the most outstanding office furniture in the world, Herman Miller has also taken on the responsibility of manufacturing some of the most celebrated furniture designs by some of the world's most famous designs. These "modern classics" include works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller celebrates these famous mid-century designers' works through its extraordinarily precise manufacturing techniques and industry-leading green production processes.

Herman Miller is a global company with operations, sales offices, dealers, and licensees in more than 40 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, serving customers virtually anywhere in the world. Herman Miller is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, while manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., China, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

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Charles and Ray EamesCharles and Ray Eames are perhaps the most celebrated designers of the 20th century. Married in 1941, the Eames duo are responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed furniture designs of the modern era. Amongst their most famous designs are the molded plywood chair, the aluminum chair group, and the compact sofa. Although they are most often remembered today for their furniture designs with partner Herman Miller, the Eameses engaged in artistic expression across a broad range of mediums- including architecture and filmmaking.

Design Story

The sofa compact's striking profile and crisp, light scale evolved from a built-in sofa that Charles and Ray Eames designed for the living room of their Pacific Palisades home. Knowing this makes the name ''compact'' seem less curious for a sofa that's over 6 feet long and provides such comfortable support from shoulders to knees. The sofa has been in continuous production by Herman Miller since 1954.


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great piece


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  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Ergonomic


    Best Uses

    • Large Rooms
    • Medium Rooms
    • Small Rooms

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    very comfortable, simple design, looks beautiful

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      One of the photos shows the sofa outdoors. Is this an acceptable use for the sofa?
      Asked on 11/1/2010 by Anonymous from NY, NY

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        The Eames Sofa Compact is not recommended or rated for outdoor use. The imagery by the manufacturer is more than likely for aesthetic purposes and to show you the chair in a different fabric and setting.

        Answered on 11/2/2010 by Smart Furniture
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    The Eames Sofa Compact comes with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.

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