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Charles Eames Sofa Compact

$12,500

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A very rare and rather exceptional sofa compact by Charles Eames for Herman Miller. This example is special for a few reasons. It is a very early model as evidenced by the centre metal bracket. It is also a folding example. Later pieces were fixed in place. This sofa also retains the original vintage Alexander Girard "giant stripe" textile. A very rare thing as most were reupholstered of originally upholstered in a basic vinyl or wool . This textile and construction dates the sofa to approx. 1959. This is most likely the best example of a vintage Sofa Compact available for sale. A true museum example. From Herham Miller website: Why “compact” for a sofa that’s six feet wide and seats three? The clean profile of the Eames sofa compact is perfectly scaled for spaces too small for a traditional sofa—in executive suites, lounges, and homes. But you lose none of the comfort associated with the word couch. Impact and seating space in a sleek, slender, Minimalist piece of Classic midcentury Furniture. "The inspiration for the Eames Sofa Compact (1954) derived from a built-in sofa Charles and Ray Eames designed in the late 1940s for their home in Pacific Palisades, California. They liked that sofa so much they decided to develop a freestanding version built on an airy pedestal of chromed-steel legs. With modern lines and a trim profile, this sofa not only fits comfortably in small spaces but also holds its own in large rooms, making it a versatile choice for home or office with ample seating for three people. Its plush foam cushions are supported by resilient webbing that provides firm but flexible all-around comfort on par with the best of traditional sofas.".

Details

  • Creator
    Charles Eames (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Width: 72.5 in. (184.15 cm)Depth: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Seat Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1959
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. A very nice original vintage example. One small repaired hole in the seat section . Please ask for images if necessary.
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn/Toronto, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU934715526951

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: Brooklyn/Toronto, Canada
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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