Vitra Soft Pad Group EA 217

Soft Pad EA 217 by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra. Soft, upholstered version of the Aluminium Chair.


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The shape and structure of the Soft Pad Chair is identical to that of the Aluminium chair. The difference comes in the soft leather upholstered seat and backrest cushions which provide great comfort. The back rest features two stitched on cushions in leather, adding an interesting contrast to the slim profile of the chair. EA 217 also features a backwards tilt mechanism which can be regulated and set in the forward most position if required. A fully adjustable seat height is operated via a pneumatic spring. The armrests are in polished die cast aluminium, while the 5 star castor base is in polished or chromed die cast aluminium. Vitra grants a 30 year guarantee on all chairs in the Soft Pad Group, certificate supplied with your chair.


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Additional Info

Lead time Made to order 6-8 weeks

Height: 81.5-92.5cm

Seat Height: 38.5-50cm

Width: 58cm

Depth: 57-65cm

Other Information

Backrest and seat: EA 217 with medium-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.


Year of Design: 1969


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