With their high backrest and soft upholstery, the Soft Pad Chairs EA 215 and EA 216 by Charles and Ray Eames remain comfortable even for prolonged sitting periods. The seat is not particularly low and is easy to rise from, which makes these chairs ideally suited for lobbies, lounges and waiting areas. The model EA 216 has a swivel seat, in contrast to the fixed base of EA 215.
Leather Premium (contrast seam)/back panel Plano (22)Other colours
64/05 cement/ cream white/sierra grey
65/19 granite/sierra grey
60/69 smoke blue/dark grey
59/40 jade/ coconut/forest
58/40 khaki/ coconut/forest
61/69 umbra grey/dark grey
67/69 asphalt/dark grey
Backrest and seat: chair with high backrest. Four sewn-on cushions with polyurethane foam upholstery in Leather or Premium Leather (latter version with topstitching). Side profiles and spreaders in polished or chrome-plated die-cast aluminium.
Armrests: die-cast aluminium, polished or chrome-plated finish.
Base: four-star base in polished or chrome-plated die-cast aluminium. EA 215 non-swivel, EA 216 swivel.
Soft Pad Group
The design of the Soft Pad Group dates from the year 1969. In terms of both construction and shape, the Soft Pad Chairs are similar to the design of the Aluminium Group, but their sewn-on cushions create a striking contrast to the slender aluminium profiles. The Soft Pad Chairs are softer and more voluptuous than the chairs in the Aluminium Group, but without losing the clean clarity of their common silhouette. The chairs adapt to the body of the sitter and provide extraordinary comfort.
Charles and Ray Eames are counted among the most important figures of twentieth-century design. Their work spans the fields of furniture design, filmmaking, photography and exhibition design. Vitra is the sole authorised manufacturer of Eames products for Europe and the Middle East. When you own an Eames product made by Vitra, you know it is an original.