The models EA 217 and EA 219 are the office swivel chairs in the Soft Pad Group by Charles and Ray Eames. Their dignified aura makes them especially suited for management areas. The extraordinary comfort of the chairs results from the combined effect of their tilt mechanism, which can be adjusted to the user's weight, and the soft upholstery. The higher backrest of EA 219 distinguishes it from the Soft Pad Chair EA 217.
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: EA 217 with medium-high backrest, EA 219 with high backrest. 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.
Seat mechanism: adjustable backward tilt, lockable in the forward position. Continuous seat height adjustment with gas spring.
Armrests: die-cast aluminium, polished or chrome-plated finish.
Base: five-star base in polished or chrome-plated die-cast aluminium. Equipped with hard castors for carpet or soft castors for hard floors. Castor covers in black for polished base, with chrome-plated finish for chrome base.
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.