Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad™ Lounge Chair
Swivel Tilt, 4-Cushion Backrest, Leather Upholstery
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. Shown here is the lounge chair from this classic collection. The leather upholstery color choices give you the option of a brighter, lighter look or a more subdued, traditional piece. While the lounge 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.
Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair can also be purchased with the Eames Soft Pad Ottoman.
See the entire Eames Soft Pad Chair collection.
What's To Like:
This is the 4-cushion version, and it is comfortable. And it's great looking. Herman Miller recently added different finishes on the frame which creates lots of different options with the look.
The Bottom Line:
The Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair 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 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
- Lightweight aluminum frame
- 2" thick leather-upholstered foam cushions
- Tilt/recline mechanism for comfort
- Swivel base
- Stock Leather
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.
- Prone Leather
A premium full-grain leather from Maharam, produced in a boutique tannery in Northern Italy. Prone is minimally finished to highlight the natural beauty of leather and the inherent quality of superior raw materials. The texture of the grain offers a supple hand, while a light silicone finish lends protection against wear. Prone is GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
Overall: 38.5" h x 26" w x 31" d
Seat height: 16.25"
Unmistakable look. Soft Pad cushions add a plush, luxurious touch.
Classic and contemporary. The chairs' clean, trim lines make them appropriate for all kinds of places, from contemporary homes to elegant offices to hip startups.
Soft Pad seating add 2-inch-thick foam cushions for comfort and a different look.
With one-piece, curved aluminum side ribs and an aluminum base, the chair is strong, yet lightweight and easy to move.
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.
This is a chair meant clearly for the home. It's the biggest in the collection, with the most padding and the longest back. It's also set in a permanent recline, making it great for leisure activities like reading, watching TV or movies, or just taking a quick nap. This isn't a chair that really has much of a home in the office, and it's clearly meant for the living room. The matching ottoman (sold separately) is handsome and comfy as well, and it's as close to a recliner as you can get while still remaining fine furniture.
Read the entire design story behind the Eames Soft Pad Group.