Herman Miller Eames Sofa Compact
designed by Charles and Ray Eames
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.
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.
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.
Black-enamel steel frame. Chrome-plated tubular steel legs. Stainless Steel glides with rubber base. 2.5" -thick urethane foam cushions upholstered in fabric.
ColorGuard: 88 percent polyester, 12 percent cotton
Echelon: 100 percent polyester
Overall: 35" h x 72.5" w x 30" d
Seat height: 16"
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.