Salmon Herman Miller Original Eames EA418 ‘Soft Pad’ Desk Alu Chair
This is an original, vintage Eames EA418 ‘Soft Pad’ Desk Aluminum Chair by Herman Miller finished in red leather which, over time, has become this salmon colour. With its iconic height adjustable, tilt function castor base, this iteration of the Eames Aluminium group helped see them become extremely popular chairs!
The Aluminum range from the Eames Office were a truly impactful design. Versions of the chairs are still used in many offices across the globe and the lounge style chair proves to be just as popular. With the introduction of the ‘Soft Pad’ series a good few years after the first Aluminum chairs were produced, the range has seen a steady dominance within the office based furniture division.
There is no denying this chair has had a bit of a life. The leather has faded to this gorgeous salmon finish but it means there may be some stronger patches of the original red still showing – giving this chair a truly unique character. It does show the typical signs of wear that is common amongst these chairs with signs of use around each of the four corners and on the arms, but this is all to be expected, whilst the fabric back is in good vintage condition.
The manual height adjustment, tilt function and castors all still work perfectly.
The remains of the label confirms that this is an EA418 version of this chair and the production of this model places it 1973-1993 by Herman Miller.
The aluminum range have always retained a good value, mainly helped by their original, high, starting price. This particular example should prove to be a reasonable investment piece combined with being a very comfortable office chair.