Conceived in 1954 by Charles and Ray Eames, the Compact Sofa was inspired by a built-in that the designers Charles and Ray Eames created for their home in Pacific Palisades, California. The Eames Sofa Compact sits on an airy pedestal of powder-coated steel legs. With plush foam cushions supported by resilient webbing, it offers firm but flexible support from shoulders to knees.
For the Herman Miller x HAY collaboration, this famous couch is offered in a special reissue of Alexander Girard’s colorfully striped Jacob’s Coat textile, a design from 1959. Herman Miller, HAY, Charles and Ray Eames and Alexander Girard are all represented in MoMA’s collection.
Features of the Herman Miller x HAY Eames Compact Sofa include:
- Designed by HAY Charles and Ray Eames.
- Upholstered in a special reissue of Alexander Girard’s famous textile Jacobs’ Coat.
- The colors of Jacob's Coat were in inspiration for HAY when choosing the colors for the Herman Miller x HAY collection.
- The textile is made using a rare, intensive vertical weaving technique that creates incredibly vibrant, concise colored stripes.
- Slim, upright modern sofa fits easily in almost any space.
- Firm yet plush foam cushions.
- This is an authentic Herman Miller Eames Compact Sofa, verified by an authenticity certificate included in every order.
- Manufactured in the USA by Herman Miller.
- Measures 35h x 72.5w x 30"d.
DesignerCharles and Ray Eames
Size35h x 72.5w x 30"d
MaterialSteel, Polyurethane Foam, 92% Wool, 8% Nylon
Year of Design1954
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Charles (1907–1978) and Ray (1912–1988) Eames were two of the most influential designers of the 20th century. In 1941, this husband-and-wife team founded their Los Angeles-based design practice, the Eames Office, and in the same year an important design by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, the Organic Chair, was exhibited at a MoMA exhibition celebrating the winning entries of its Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition. Eames designs have been featured in dozens of MoMA exhibitions, including New Furniture Designs by Charles Eames (1946), Prize Designs for Modern Furniture (1950), Plywood: Material, Process, Form (2011–2013) and The Value of Good Design (2019). Photography ©2023 Eames Office. LLC. All rights reserved.Discover the Eames Story
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