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Eames® Soft Pad™ Executive Chair

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller®

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Item Number: 6821
$3,295.00 - $3,745.00 $2,800.75 - $3,183.25
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We have a few things to keep in mind during the return process:

 

- Returns must be received in original condition within 30 days of receipt.

- Shipping charges are non-refundable. You will be responsible for outbound and return shipping and delivery charges.

- Returns are accepted only at our warehouse—not at DWR Studios, DWR Outlets, or company headquarters.

- Your refund will be reduced by a restocking charge equal to 10% of the purchase price (accessories, bedding, Sonno mattresses*, and towels are exempt).

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- Custom or special order furniture.

- Floor samples and items purchased from DWR Outlets and eBay.

 

 

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We can accept cancellation of your order for items that have not yet shipped or are on backorder. In-stock items normally ship within 24–48 hours after an order has been placed.  Once an item has shipped, cancellation is not possible. 

 

- If you order by credit card, your card will be charged as each item is shipped.

- Custom and special order items cannot be canceled.

 

 

What about the 100-Night Sonno® Mattress* Sleep Trial?

 

Try Sonno risk-free for up to 100 nights (with a minimum of 30). If you decide to return the mattress, contact your local DWR Studio or call 800.944.2233 for a refund and free pickup. 

 

- One sleep trial per household annually. 

- Delivery fees nonrefundable.

 

 

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Description

Charles and Ray Eames had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to fulfill the practical needs of ordinary people and bring greater pleasure to our lives. Their Soft Pad Collection (1969) of luxuriously padded chairs evolved from their Aluminum Group Collection, which began as a special project for Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard, who needed seating for a house they were designing for J. Irwin Miller. With the addition of plush seat cushions, the Soft Pad Collection retains the style of the earlier one but adds significant comfort. “We have to take pleasure seriously,” said Charles Eames. No matter what the Eameses did, they did it with passion and imagination, and in the process, they changed lives. This is an authentic Eames Soft Pad Chair by Herman Miller. Backed by a 12-year manufacturer’s warranty. Made in U.S.A.

  • Constructed of 67% recycled materials and 90% recyclable.

Designer

Charles and Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames

U.S.A. (1907–1978) U.S.A. (1912–1988)

Design is for living. That maxim shaped a widespread shift in design during the 1940s and 1950s. It was a revolution of form, an exciting visual language that signaled a new age and a fresh start – and two of its prime movers were Charles and Ray Eames. The Eameses were a husband-and-wife team whose unique synergy led to a whole ...

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Dimensions

H 38.75"–41.75" W 23" D 23" Seat H 19.5"–22.5" Arm H 24.5"–27.5"

Materials

Five-star polished or black powder-coated die-cast aluminum base and frame with tubular steel column; Spinneybeck® Vicenza leather or Edelman® all-grain leather upholstery.

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Care and Assembly

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Care & Maintenance With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning procedures outlined here. The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary. Polished Aluminum For normal cleaning, apply a pre-softened paste wax to polished aluminum components following the manufacturer's instructions. In humid atmospheres near salt water, apply the wax once a month. In other areas, apply wax every three months to maintain the appearance of the aluminum. Coated Metal For normal cleaning, wash coated metal surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in detergent and warm water; rinse thoroughly and dry. Remove scuff marks from low-gloss coatings with pre-softened paste wax, following the manufacturer's instructions. Remove scuff marks and scratches from high-gloss coatings using automotive polishing compounds, either liquid or paste. After polishing, apply a pre-softened automotive paste wax to restore original sheen. For assistance in determining the appropriate color and gloss for Herman Miller touch-up paint, contact your Herman Miller Customer Service Representative. Fabric For normal cleaning, vacuum upholstery fabric using an upholstery attachment. If further cleaning is needed, dry-clean or spot clean fabric with solvent cleaner. Do not brush fabric or use a vacuum attachment with a rotary brush. Brushing may permanently damage the nap or change the character of the fabric. Do not apply water or any liquid solution. Wetting the fabric with any liquid solution may result in permanent damage. Vinyl Upholstery For normal cleaning, wash vinyl upholstery with a soft cloth or soft-bristled brush lathered with mild, nonabrasive soap and lukewarm water. Before the surface dries, wipe with a clean, dry cloth to remove any residue. This procedure may be repeated to remove stubborn dirt or stains. Ink spots can sometimes be removed by washing with soap and water followed by isopropyl alcohol. Do not use any cleaning method that is not listed above, as other methods may attack the vinyl and cause eventual degradation. Leather For normal cleaning, vacuum or dust frequently with a clean, dry cloth. If leather is soiled, it can be wiped with a damp soft cloth and a lather of any mild soap and a minimum amount of lukewarm water. Do not spot clean leather; clean the entire surface. Wipe clean with a damp cloth and dry with a clean, soft cloth. For spots and spills, wipe excess liquid immediately with a clean cloth or sponge; let the leather air dry. If the spot is still visible, further cleaning may be necessary. Sponge the entire surface—seat, back, or chair arm—with clean, lukewarm water. Let the leather air dry; never use a hair dryer or other heat source to dry leather. For stubborn spots and stains, apply a mild, nonabrasive soap solution with a clean, wet sponge. Rinse well and let air dry. For butter, oil, or grease, wipe the leather with a clean, dry cloth and let the remainder of the oil dissipate into the leather. Do not apply water or try to wash a grease spot. Do not use saddle soap, cleaning solvents, oils, furniture polishes, varnishes, abrasive cleaners, detergents, or ammonia on leather; they will ruin the finish, causing it to become sticky and cracked.

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looks bigger than it is
this is a beautiful chair, however the size is very small, especially as an executive chair and compared to the Embody chair I was using before. The seat is not nearly deep enough and the back is not as high either. I am 6'2" and I would not recommend this for every day use versus the embody.
April 19, 2017
This product is of high quality.
The chair is smaller than I imagined. That would be my only complaint.
February 14, 2017
Extremly comfortable, beautiful leather.
This chair is very comfortable and beautifully designed
September 6, 2016
Important things you should know
This chair is very expensive. That said, it is gorgeous and the quality of the materials, style and fit and finish are superb. I can't comment on longevity as I just got it.

I bought the chair sight unseen and based my decision on the style/reviews and measurements comparing to my current chair. My experience is that this chair is a little dated/small and not the most comfortable for a person of my size.

I understand that it is a 60 year old design/style but that doesn't mean it can't be updated. I'm a fit 5'11-190 lbs, the chair is marketed as an executive chair, if you workout or are taller than me forget it. I would size this chair at a medium and I am more of a large to XLarge. The depth of the seat should be deeper 2 or 4 inches, the height of the back should be raised and the armrests are less than an inch wide at the curve, 1 1/2" at the back bend and they seem a little off in where they are placed.

Simply put, they just need an updated larger version/option of the same design with more comfortable armrests and I would probably be thrilled.

The sizing and comfort issues are my mistake. I should have sat in the chair before I bought it as was suggested by my salesperson and my wife, but I just assumed based on the marketing, price and reviews that it would be perfect. It is not perfect and I'm surprised that HM hasn't updated this chair to reflect the changing demographics in the US.

I hope this review is helpful and your takeaway is to go sit in one before you buy or wait until HM starts making this chair by size. The style is a work of art and I don't believe the changes I am suggesting will take away from the beauty of the chair.

Anyway - I hope this is helpful as there are very few reviews of this chair to help you make the correct buying decision.
February 15, 2016
Classic Design with Modern Features
I love this chair. The design of the Eames office chairs have always appealed to me and the addition of the soft pad with the pneumatic riser has made it even better.
May 21, 2015
Like it but....
.....the seat feels short, I assume because of the padding which is comfortable. I have other Herman Miller chairs and find they suit me better. I am of average height and weight, so this should be considered when buying.

Otherwise, still love the company.
July 16, 2013

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what is lead time?
George C on Dec 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi George,

Depending on the frame and leather chosen, the lead time on the Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair would be approximately 9 weeks.

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