The last Eames product.
Famous look, rare sight: This is the last furniture product designed in the Eames‘ office: The ‚Soft Pad Sofa‘. The design process started in the mid-1960s, was put on hold and took up again until it was finally introduced 1984, six years after Charles‘ death*. It was designed as a part of the ‚Aluminium Group‘ to accompany furniture like the ‚Soft Pad‘ and ‚Time & Life‘ chairs or the ‚Eames Chaise‘ in office, institutional or residential surroundings. The sofas were produced by Vitra in Switzerland 1982-86 only, so they are lesser known than other ‚Soft Pad‘ pieces.
Here we have a three-seater sofa, frame polished aluminium, restored solid wood seating frame and backrests, newly installed rubber webbing seat suspension, original leather but freshly upholstered cushions and armrests (these are delicate – please never sit on them). If you’re searching for an elegant, somewhat formal, but very comfortable sofa, this could be your favourite piece of furniture for the next decades.
*Information taken from ‚The Story of Eames Furniture‘ by Marilyn and John Neuhart (Gestalten, Berlin 2010)
Soft Pad Sofa
height: 85 cm
width: 204 cm
depth: 76 cm
seating height: 38 cm