Soft Pad Chairs EA 217/219
Charles & Ray Eames, 1969
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. Because of this quality, we are able to grant a thirty-year warranty* on all products in the Aluminium Group. The Soft Pad Group encompasses a variety of chairs which are suited for use in offices, public spaces and the home: the Soft Pad Chairs EA 205/207/208 provide soft comfort and a prestigious ambience in meeting and conference settings, while the Soft Pad Chair EA 222/223 is an exceptionally comfortable lounge chair. Mounted on a swivel base and available with backrests in various heights, the Soft Pad Chairs EA 217/219 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 different types of leather upholstery in many colours, customers can find the perfect Soft Pad Chair for every interior. *In order to receive the warranty extension, your product must belong to the Eames Aluminium Group and have been bought from a certified dealer after 1 September 2003. You must register it within three months of the date of purchase.
- Backrest and seat: EA 217 with medium-high backrest, EA 219 with high backrest. Sewn-on cushions with polyurethane foam upholstery in leather. Side profiles and spreaders in die-cast aluminium, with a polished or chrome-plated finish or powder-coated in deep black.
- Seat mechanism: adjustable backward tilt, lockable in the forward position. Continuous seat height adjustment with gas spring.
- Armrests: die-cast aluminium, with a polished or chrome-plated finish or powder-coated in deep black.
- Base: five-star base in die-cast aluminium, with a polished or chrome-plated finish or powder-coated in deep black. Equipped with hard castors for carpet or soft castors for hard floors. Castor covers in black for polished and black powder-coated base, with chrome-plated finish for chrome base.
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.