The Eames Aluminium group of chairs were designed by Charles and Ray on a challenge from Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard in 1958. In 1969, they added another level of comfort and support to the original with the addition of soft pads. Thus the Eames Soft Pad Chairs was born.
This is actually our office chair of choice and is ever so slightly more comfortable than the lithe range and every bit as stylish. Today these chairs are still available through Herman Miller.