Eames Soft Pad Chair in Black Leather, #2

USA, 1970s

 

A vintage Eames soft pad armchair upholstered in classic black leather and black Alexander Girard woven hopsack. The armchair features low-back with a lightweight aluminum frame. It has a 4-star base, a swivel mechanism, and a fixed seat height. An extension of the Aluminum Group chairs designed in 1958 for the Irwin Miller home, the Soft Pad Group repeats the structure of the earlier chairs, adding cushions to the seat and back. These cushions in leather and fabric transformed the spare character of the Aluminum Group into a luxurious version for homes and offices. The soft pad group is wonderfully comfortable, strong, yet lightweight. The leather cushions are soft and comfortable to sit in. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. Made by Herman Miller.
 
This design is still in production- new retail for this chair in black leather is $3020. 

 

CONDITION NOTES: the aluminum arms and base are in excellent condition considering age. Left arm has a small 1/4" circular area on the inside / underside of the arm where the plastic finish over the aluminum is worn- see photo. It is hard to see. Left arm has a small rubbed area at the front of the arm- very slight. The leather and black hopsack upholstery is also in very good condition, with no rips or tears. It has attractive creasing. One plastic glide is missing from the base. 

 

DIMENSIONS: 23" W x 24" D x 33.75" H; Seat Height, 20.75"; Arm Height, 26.75"

Eames Soft Pad Chair in Black Leather, #2

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