Tan 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 this incredible Tan Leather. With its iconic height-adjustable, tilt function castor base, this low-back version of the Eames Aluminium group helped see them become extremely popular chairs!
The Aluminum range from the Eames Office was 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.
This low back soft pad desk chair has been used and the condition does reflect this. However, this chair is definitely worth the investment and the vintage quality adds to this. There are 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 confirm that this is an EA418 version of this chair and the production of this model places it in 1978 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.