July 25, 2012

Before & After: Eames Compact Sofa

It's always great when a piece comes in like this. Charles & Ray Eames initially designed the Compact Sofa as a built-in sofa in their Pacific Palisades home in the 1940's.  They enjoyed it so much that they later designed a freestanding version, which has been in continuous production since 1954.

In terms of sofa design, it is nothing like a traditional sofa but is instead lightly scaled & streamlined. It's perfect for smaller spaces and rooms where a traditional sofa would not work, but is also a great focal piece in larger rooms where a modern look is desired.

We reupholstered this Eames Compact Sofa in black vinyl, what do you think of the transformation?

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