November 01, 2015

Restored & Reupholstered Eames 3473 Sofa

This is quite a before & after post! Can you believe our client bought this rare Eames 3473 sofa sight unseen? He had it delivered directly to our workshop and saw it for the first time when he brought in his fabric. Needless to say, it needed a complete overhaul. These are fun projects; we love transforming pieces from this, to this:

As mentioned, we completely restored and reupholstered the piece, as well as the metal. Our client chose a classic bright Maharam Hallingdal fabric, which is perfect.

The Eames 3473 sofa was only produced between 1964 and 1973, so there aren't many models. The frame is cast aluminum and the seat and angled back feature channel welts running horizontally. It's quite a bit different from the Eames Compact sofa, which is still in production through Herman Miller.

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