Eames for Herman Miller black leather Soft Pad Group chair
Product code: 3061
Vintage black leather Soft Pad Aluminium Group chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller.
In overall good vintage condition. The leather is soft and clean. There is some age-related wear but nothing too serious. There are a couple of hairline cracks in the leather on the seat which have been repaired, reflected in the price, but there is plenty of life left in it.
The chair rotates 360 degrees and is on glides. A well-built, extremely comfortable chair.
Some background from Herman Miller:
Charles and Ray Eames developed the Eames Soft Pad chair in 1969 as a luxury version of their Eames Aluminum Group chairs. Introduced in 1958, the Aluminum Group was a special project by Charles and Ray Eames for a private residence being designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard for Cummins Engines founder J. Irwin Miller in Columbus, Indiana.
At the time, the furniture was called the "leisure group," or "indoor-outdoor group" since it was meant to address the lack of quality outdoor furniture on the market. Herman Miller began making the Aluminum Group chairs in 1958, and they have been in continuous demand ever since.
As Herman Miller say, this comfortable and luxurious chair sits equally well in retro interiors, elegant lobbies, or hip young offices....a statement of enduring design excellence.
The base will be taken off the seat for international shipments but is very easy to put back together via 4 bolts.