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Soft Pad Chair EA 231 – Home Office

Charles & Ray Eames, 1969

The Soft Pad Chair EA 231 is equipped with an adjustable tilt mechanism and an upright seat angle adapted to desk work. Designed without castors, it does not resemble a typical task chair and its casual inviting appearance makes a perfect addition to any well-appointed home office.


Leather/back panel Plano
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Leather Premium F (contrast seam)/back panel Plano
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Eames 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. However, 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. Vitra has produced the Soft Pad Chairs in the same superior quality for decades. This outstanding quality allows us to offer a 30-year warranty* on all the chairs in the Soft Pad Group. The Soft Pad Group is a comprehensive family of chairs suited for use in the home and office, as well as in public spaces: the EA 205/207/208 models offer luxuriously soft seating for upscale meeting and conference settings, while EA 222/223 is an exceptionally comfortable lounge chair and ottoman combination. Mounted on a swivel base and available with backrests in various heights, the EA 217/219 chairs complete the product group. Thanks to this wide range of models, a variety of bases with a polished, chrome-plated or black finish, and a choice of fabric or leather upholstery in many different colours, customers can find the perfect Soft Pad Chair for every interior. *To benefit from the extended warranty, your product must belong to the Eames Soft Pad Group and have been purchased from a certified dealer after 1 September 2003. You have three months to register your product from the date of purchase.

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Charles & Ray Eames

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.