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Which is better: Eames Chair seat cushion or seat pad?

Which is better: Eames Chair seat cushion or seat pad?

Which seating comfort is right for me and my Eames Plastic Side Chair or Eames Plastic Armchair and why does felt go so well with the chairs?

What is special about the Eames Chair?

To this day, the Eames Chair is considered the basis for a groundbreaking modular furniture concept. The modular system consists of two different seat shells made of plastic or fiberglass: One for the Eames Plastc Side Chair and for the Eames Plastic Armchair. These shells can be combined with many different bases, depending on the purpose, location and use.

One form of seating support for both seat shells

We wanted one seat cover for this multivariable chair that would fit both shells: the Eames Plastic Side Chair and the Eames Plastic Armchair. The cushions and pads should offer you many possibilities to individualize the chairs and adapt them to your taste.

What is the difference between the Eames Chair seat cushion and the seat pad?

A seat pad is a flat seating support without padding. The advantage is that it lies completely flat on the chairs and has minimal impact on the design. It hugs the shape of the shell. It has a comfortable seating feeling and insulates well so you have a warming base..


A seat cushion is a padded seating surface. In addition to the advantages of a seat pad, the cushion has increased seating comfort due to the inserted foam for longer, more fatigue-free sitting. Due to the padding, the seat cushion naturally adds some volume and becomes more present.


Felt perfectly fits the material and shape of the chairs

The Eames couple used the hard materials plastic, metal and wood in terms of malleability, stability and industrial-grade workability. In contrast to these artificial materials, we use a soft, naturally obtained material: wool, which is processed into fine wool felt here in Germany. With felt, a material increasingly valued in furniture making, we have succeeded in making the plastic and fiberglass shells perfectly comfortable. The cushions and pads blend seamlessly into the design of the Eames Chair or Armchair. The ergonomically shaped seat shells find with us the perfectly matching felt pad, which makes sitting even more comfortable. With our seat covers you also do not disturb the elegant optical design of this ideal typical furniture.

Where are the seating bases used?

Initially, we thought the Eames Plastic Chair cushions and pads for use in private living environments. But the chair from the manufacturer Vitra is also a zeitgeist object for public areas of use. Today, the chairs are widely used with our seat cushions and seat pads in restaurants, waiting rooms or offices. They are also used at events as well as in hotels and conference rooms (flame retardant, B1 certified). With the many possibilities in the design and color scheme of the seat cushions and seat pads, the chairs become an it-piece.

And which is better now? - our conclusion:

There is no clear answer to this question. Better is what you like and what serves your needs. So if you're looking for an inexpensive solution for places where you'll be staying for a short time, or if you place great value on flat, minimalist design, you'll certainly be right with a felt topper. For those who expect more comfort, stay longer on the chairs or want to increase the seating position a bit, the padded seat cushion is certainly worth it.

So, and now order:

upholstered seat cushion with many variations in design

Eames Chair seat cushions felt
Two tone seat pads with different color felt layers

2tone felt pad for Eames Chair, Armchair
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