Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair and Ottoman
designed by Charles and Ray Eames
At A Glance:
2" thick foam pads, curved aluminum side ribs, a 4-star aluminum base, and the genius of Charles and Ray Eames ... combine all of these elements together, throw in sumptuous leather and the result is the Eames Soft Pad Chair Collection. The Lounge Chair and Ottoman's leather upholstery color choices give you the option of a brighter, lighter look or a more subdued, traditional piece. While the lounge set has uses in the office environment, Charles and Ray wanted to get away from the strictly corporate tone of the executive and management chairs and get into something more homey, more relaxing, and more comfortable.
The lounge chair with four back cushions has both tilt and swivel mechanisms; it is also available as a three-pad chair without the tilt option. For information on the swivel-only lounge chair with three pads, feel free to call us at (888)467-6278 and we'll be more than happy to help you find the right chair for you to complete your set.
The Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair and Ottoman can also be purchased separately.
See the entire Eames Soft Pad Chair collection.
What's To Like:
Soft Pad cushions add a plush, luxurious touch. The Lounge Chair's clean, trim lines makes it appropriate for all kinds of places, from contemporary or traditional homes to hip startups. Soft Pad seating adds 2-inch-thick foam cushions for comfort and a different look. Leather gives the seat a luxurious feel and look. With one-piece, curved aluminum side ribs and a tilting aluminum base, the Soft Pad Lounge Chair is strong, yet lightweight and easy to move.
What's Not to Like:
That all depends what you're looking for. If you need a fixed seat back, this is the wrong chair. It's got a comfortable tilt/recline mechanism.
The Bottom Line:
The Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair and Ottoman is versatile enough to work in almost any home and provide unmatched comfort and style. With cleverly contrasting materials, the Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair Set brings the best of the Eameses design to your space.
- Overall: 38.5" h x 26" w x 31" d
- Seat height: 16.25" at front
- Ottoman: 19.75" h x 21.5" w x 21.5" d
- Lightweight aluminum frame
- 2" thick leather-upholstered foam cushions
- Tilt/recline mechanism for comfort
- Swivel base
The Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair and Ottoman are also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: EA422, EA433, EA423.
The Aluminum Group initially was designed for Irwin Miller, founder of Cummins Engines, in Columbus, Indiana. Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard designed the Miller home and challenged Charles and Ray Eames to develop a high-quality seating product for outdoor use.
Known for their honest use of materials, the Eameses constructed the chairs with cast aluminum and first conceived of a seat frame to support stretched fabric - a synthetic mesh (woven saran). Although the mesh was discontinued shortly after its introduction, Herman Miller reintroduced a new mesh material for the Aluminum Group in 2001. Called Cygnus, it is similar to the Aeron chair's Pellicle fabric in its aeration and translucent qualities.
The seat-back suspension was a major technical achievement and represented a departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell.
Wonderfully comfortable, the chairs became the basis for several other Eames designs, including the Soft Pad chair group.
Smart Furniture is an authorized retailer of Herman Miller for the home and carries the entire line of Eames lounge chairs.
About the Designer
Charles 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 soft pad chairs. 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.
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.
Materials & Measurements
One-piece aluminum side ribs and aluminum base, soft padded upholstery
Overall: 38.5" h x 26" w x 31" d
Seat height: 16.25"
Ottoman: 19.75" h x 21.5" w x 21.5" d
Chromium free and from Austria this stock Herman Miller leather is a winner for most. With a matte, soft feel this is the most popular leather used on Herman Miller upholstered items.
Open Line Leather
Austrian by birth, yours by choice. Open Line leather is closest to the stock Herman Miller leathers but available in a wider array of colors.
Dream Cow Leather
With a gentle calfskin grain (it's not calfskin though, its European full grain aniline dyed cowhide), this leather is soft and comes in many great colors to accent your decor. This is a leather of great versatility, perfect when Royal Hide is out of budget, but where the look is wanted.
Metallic Dream Cow Leather
A gentle calfskin grain (again, not calfskin but European full grain aniline dyed cowhide), infused with metals and soft shine, on cowhide for huge versatility. Updated, offbeat, moody colors.
All Grain Leather
Not too big - not too small - just "All Grain". Color and quality together wedding grain and color, always with a feeling of luxury. European full grain aniline dyed cowhide powered by Crypton, "All Grain" becomes an easy choice for high traffic areas and commercial office.
Royal Hide Leather
This versatile leather is the most beautiful of its kind. The color range is huge, reflecting its broad applicability. It will develop a rich patina over time, making it a great heirloom, eliminating the need for reupholstery. A European full grain aniline dyed cowhide leather with no limits - sky, earth, sea.