Three Seater 3473 Sofa

Introduced in 1964, this Eames sofa was manufactured by Herman Miller until 1973.

With its high back and angled seat, supported by solid cast aluminum legs, it is similar in shape to the Sofa Compact. The seat and back were each constructed out of a single piece of plywood with an angle molded into the back section. The pads for the back and the seat were made of 3-inch thick urethane foam, covered by a 1 inch layer of dacron.

In some catalogs, it was referred to as the “Three Seater Sofa.”

The amount of detailing on the design ultimately made it too expensive to produce.

The vintage example shown is upholstered in Charcoal Gray naugahyde, which was characteristic of the first year of production. The photos, taken in 2010, are courtesy of J. F. Chen and copyright of the Eames Office, LLC.