Product Story - 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 mid-century furniture.
Design Story - The Eames sofa compact started out
as a built-in sofa in the Pacific Palisades home that Charles
and Ray Eames designed for themselves in the 1940s. They
liked the sofa so much that they developed a freestanding
version - first in wire, then the current model, which has
been in continuous production since 1954. The design, which
looks nothing like the big, plush traditional sofa, is crisp
and light scaled. And while it's perfect for smaller rooms
and smaller spaces - in which a traditional sofa would look
bulky and out of place - it also lives beautifully in larger
rooms in which an airy, modern look is desired.
Comfort in Tight Spaces - With all the comfort you
expect from cushy, heavy sofas, the Eames sofa compact sits
well where bulky traditional sofas can't. In your home's
vestibule, study, craft or sewing room, or home office.
In executive suites, lounges, and reception areas. In small
apartment living rooms, where it provides plenty of seating
without ruining the scale of the room.
Strong and Durable - The two foam pads that constitute
the sofa back feature a reinforcing cord welting detail.
Urethane foam seat cushions are supported by fabric-reinforced
rubber webbing on a steel and wire-spring armature. The
steel frame is black enamel, and the tubular steel legs
are chrome plated. Stainless steel glides have rubber bases.