The cushier cousins of the Eames Aluminium Group bear the same distinctive stamp of Charles and Ray Eames. Sophisticated, refined, with a graceful silhouette.
Soft Pad chairs are available with new colours, materials, and bases that let them sit well in homes and offices.
It's uncanny. A chair designed in 1958 as outdoor seating still manages to look both classic and contemporary in 21st century interiors. The
chairs' clean, trim lines make them appropriate for all kinds of places, from classic and contemporary homes to elegant offices to hip
New options for this classic seating group expand your choices. New leather colours, finishes, and a 4-star base let you create Soft Pad chairs that work beautifully in your dining room as well as in work spaces.If you choose leather, you can opt for our contract-grade or our new MCL Leather, a premium, semi-aniline, dyed leather with 100 percent natural full grain. Colour variations and surface marks are an inherent characteristic of this material, which will acquire wrinkles and creases and develop a rich patina over time.
To complement lighter materials, we are offering powder coat finishes on the base and frame in white and graphite satin, along with traditional polished aluminium. And we are reintroducing the 4-star base on chairs with glides. Chairs with casters have a 5-star base.
Charles and Ray Eames gave both chair designs an innovative suspension that creates a firm, flexible "sitting pocket" that conforms subtly to the body's shape. They created that suspension by stretching a continuous piece of seat-back upholstery tautly between lightweight aluminium side ribs. The foam cushions of Soft Pad chairs will not flatten or clump over time.
Pneumatic lift and tilt lock are available as options on the management and executive models.
With one-piece, curved aluminium side ribs and die-cast aluminium base, the chair is strong, yet lightweight and easy to move.