Soft Pad Chair EA 217 designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra is the model with mediumheight backrest, with sewn-on cushions with polyurethane foam upholstery in Leather or Premium Leather (version with topstitching). Side profiles, spreaders and armrests in polished or chrome-plated die-cast aluminium.
Five-star base in polished or chrome-plated die-cast aluminium on black castors. Equipped with hard castors for carpet or soft castors for hard floors.
Mechanical unit: adjustable backward tilt, lockable in the forward position. Seat height continuously adjustable via pneumatic spring.
Also available the EA 219 model with higher backrest and EA 207-208 with four-star base without castors.
The design of the Soft Pad Group dates from the year 1969. In terms of both construction and shape, these 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.