Eames Soft Pad Chairs

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Product: Eames Soft Pad Chairs
brand: Eames
Retailer: Herman Miller

The cushier cousins of the Eames Aluminum Group bear the same distinctive stamp of Charles and Ray Eames. Sophisticated, refined, with a graceful silhouette. Soft Pad chairs are available with new colors, materials, and bases that let them sit well in homes and offices.

Aluminum Group chairs began as a challenge among legendary designers. Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard were designing the Columbus, Indiana, home of J. Irwin Miller, founder of Cummins Engines. They wanted a high-quality seating product for outdoor use and asked Charles and Ray Eames to develop one. The Eameses accepted.

Known for their honest use of materials, the Eameses constructed their chairs with cast aluminum and a seat frame meant to support a stretched synthetic mesh. The seat-back suspension was a major technical achievement and represented a departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell.

Prices start from $2399.00