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Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller

Short Description:
The Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair and Ottoman features four 2 thick foam pads on the back and one on the seat for comfort. Aluminum frame and swivel base are set off by leather upholstery. A modern classic by Charles and Ray Eames.
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Herman Miller® Eames Soft Pad™ Lounge Chair and Ottoman
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. The Lounge Chair and Ottoman's leather upholstery color choices give you the option of a brighter, lighter look or a more subdued, traditional piece. While the lounge set 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.

The lounge chair with four back cushions has both tilt and swivel mechanisms; it is also available as a three-pad chair without the tilt option. For information on the swivel-only lounge chair with three pads, feel free to call us at (888)467-6278 and we'll be more than happy to help you find the right chair for you to complete your set.

What's To Like:
Soft Pad cushions add a plush, luxurious touch. The Lounge Chair's clean, trim lines makes it appropriate for all kinds of places, from contemporary or traditional homes to hip startups. Soft Pad seating adds 2-inch-thick foam cushions for comfort and a different look. Leather gives the seat a luxurious feel and look. With one-piece, curved aluminum side ribs and a tilting aluminum base, the Soft Pad Lounge Chair is strong, yet lightweight and easy to move. 

The Bottom Line:
The Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair and Ottoman 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 Set 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
  • Ottoman: 19.75" h x 21.5" w x 21.5" d
  • Lightweight aluminum frame
  • 2" thick leather-upholstered foam cushions
  • Tilt/recline mechanism for comfort
  • Swivel base

The Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair and Ottoman are also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: EA422, EA433, EA423.

One-piece aluminum side ribs and aluminum base, soft padded upholstery

Overall: 38.5" h x 26" w x 31" d
Seat height: 16.25"
Ottoman: 19.75" h x 21.5" w x 21.5" d

The Aluminum Group initially was designed for Irwin Miller, founder of Cummins Engines, in Columbus, Indiana. Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard designed the Miller home and challenged Charles and Ray Eames to develop a high-quality seating product for outdoor use.

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.

Wonderfully comfortable, the chairs became the basis for several other Eames designs, including the Soft Pad chair group.

Office Designs is an authorized retailer of Herman Miller for the home and carries the entire line of Eames lounge chairs.