Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Management Chair, Leather Upholstery
designed by Charles and Ray Eames
At A Glance:
2" thick foam pads, curved aluminum side ribs, artistically curved arms, a 5-star aluminum base with casters, 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 Management Chair. Shown with casters, the Management Chair offers optional glides as well. The chair's leather upholstery color choices give you the option of a brighter, lighter look or a more subdued, traditional piece. Tilt-swivel mechanism adds comfort to the seat's recline, and the pneumatic height adjustment option also includes tilt lock to make tasking a breeze.
Also available with fabric upholstery. See the entire Eames Soft Pad Chair collection.
What's To Like:
Unmistakable look. Soft Pad cushions add a plush, luxurious touch.
Classic and contemporary. The Management Chair's clean, trim lines makes it appropriate for all styles of decor, from contemporary homes to elegant offices to hip startups.
Sitting comfort. Soft Pad seating adds 2-inch-thick foam cushions for comfort and a different look. Leather gives the seat a luxurious feel and look.
Strong aluminum: With one-piece, curved aluminum side ribs, a solid aluminum base, and slim arms, the chair is strong, yet lightweight and easy to move.
What's Not to Like:
That all depends what you're looking for. If you need all the latest adjustment features, this is the wrong chair - try the Aeron Chair instead. But, if you're looking for a gorgeous specimen of the best Mid-Century Modern has to offer, look no further.
The Bottom Line:
The Eames Soft Pad Management Chair is versatile enough to work in almost any environment and provide unmatched comfort and style. With cleverly contrasting materials, the Management Chair brings an eye-catching look to any room ... home or office.
- Lightweight aluminum frame
- 2" thick leather-upholstered foam cushions
- 5-star base with tilt-swivel mechanism
- Stock Leather
Chromium free and from Austria this stock Herman Miller leather is a winner for most. With a matte, soft feel this is the most popular leather used on Herman Miller upholstered items.
- Open Line Leather
Austrian by birth, yours by choice. Open Line leather is closest to the stock Herman Miller leathers but available in a wider array of colors.
- MCL Leather
Italian by birth, MCL has a soft hand and natural touch with great performance; and it's easy on the earth. It will show more wrinkles over time and wear well. Avoid high-wear applications that require high cleanability and those which expose the leather to direct sunlight. It has a medium grain and shine and is a nice upgrade from the standard leather for the price.
- Dream Cow Leather
With a gentle calfskin grain (it's not calfskin though, its European full grain aniline dyed cowhide), this leather is soft and comes in many great colors to accent your decor. This is a leather of great versatility, perfect when Royal Hide is out of budget, but where the look is wanted.
- Metallic Dream Cow Leather
A gentle calfskin grain (again, not calfskin but European full grain aniline dyed cowhide), infused with metals and soft shine, on cowhide for huge versatility. Updated, offbeat, moody colors.
- All Grain Leather
Not too big - not too small - just "All Grain". Color and quality together wedding grain and color, always with a feeling of luxury. European full grain aniline dyed cowhide powered by Crypton, "All Grain" becomes an easy choice for high traffic areas and commercial offices.
- Royal Hide Leather
This versatile leather is the most beautiful of its kind. The color range is huge, reflecting its broad applicability. It will develop a rich patina over time, making it a great heirloom, eliminating the need for reupholstery. A European full grain aniline dyed cowhide leather with no limits - sky, earth, sea.
- 2" single wheel casters, hard floors or carpet
- 2" chrome soft double wheel casters, hard floors or carpet
- 2" black painted hard double wheel casters, carpet
- 2" chrome hard double wheel casters, carpet
Height Adjustment Options:
- Manual seat height adjustment
- Pneumatic seat height adjustment with tilt lock
The Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Management Chair is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: EA435P, EA435, EA434.
Lightweight aluminum frame and 2"-thick upholstered foam cushions.
Overall: 34" h x 23" w
Seat Height: 19.75-22.5"
Seat Depth: 16.5"
Max Arm Height: 27.5"
Overall: 34.25" h x 23" w
Seat Height: 20.25-22.25"
Seat Depth: 16.5"
Max Arm Height: 27.5"
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.