Sofa Compact with Colorado Plaid textile designed by Alexander Girard

1954

Object

Designer

Ray Eames, American, 1912-1988
Born: Sacramento, CA
Work Locations: California; Michigan
Charles Eames, American, 1907-1978
Born: St. Louis, MO
Work Locations: California; Michigan
Alexander Girard, American, 1907-1993
Born: New York, NY
Work Locations: Santa Fe, NM; Michigan

Manufacturer

Herman Miller, Inc., 1923-
Work Locations: Michigan

Locale

Country

Object Info

Object: sofa
Currently on view
Object ID: 1995.43

Medium/Technique

Chrome-plated steel, enameled steel, urethane, and upholstery

Credit

Gift of P.R.D. Roberts in memory of his mother, Marie Ponzi Roberts

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Dimensions

height: 34 3/4 in, 88.265 cm; width: 71 3/4 in, 182.245 cm; depth: 32 1/4 in, 81.915 cm

Department

Architecture, Design & Graphics

Known Provenance

Probably purchased in the 1960s by (Colorado State University), Fort Collins, Colorado from (Herman Miller), Zeeland, Michigan. Gifted 1995 by P.R.D. Roberts, Denver, Colorado to the Denver Art Museum.

Caption

Charles and Ray Eames, Sofa Compact, 1954, with Colorado Plaid textile designed by Alexander Girard. Chrome-plated steel, enameled steel, urethane, and upholstery; 34 ¾ × 71 ¾ × 32 ¼ in. Manufactured by Herman Miller, Zeeland, Michigan. Denver Art Museum: Gift of P.R.D. Roberts in memory of his mother, Marie Ponzi Roberts. © Eames Office LLC (eamesoffice.com). Photograph © Denver Art Museum. 

Inscription

Paper label under front rail: "DO NOT REMOVE... Herman Miller"

Extended Info

Charles Eames
American, 1907-1978
Ray Eames
American, 1912-1988
Sofa Compact with Colorado Plaid textile designed by Alexander Girard
1954
Chrome-plated steel, enameled steel, urethane, and upholstery
Manufactured by Herman Miller, Zeeland, Michigan
Gift of P.R.D. Roberts in memory of his mother, Marie Ponzi Roberts

Exhibition History

  • “Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America” — Denver Art Museum, 9/28/2018 – 8/25/2019