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The last furniture designed in the Eames office
Soft Pad Sofa by Ray & Charles Eames
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 in 1984, six years after Charles’s death.
It was designed as a part of the ‚ Aluminum 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 from 1982-86 only, so they are lesser-known than other ‚soft pad‘ pieces.
Here we have a three-seater sofa, frame polished aluminum, 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.