Zeeland, Michigan, 1969 Ten years ago Charles and Ray Eames revolutionised the world of chair design with their "aluminium Chair" range. And now they hope to do it again. In one of the most eagerly anticipated announcements of the year, Charles and Ray Eames...
|Product type||Office chair|
Dimensions in mm
Leather cover always with matching back cover in fabric Plano. (Back cover in leather available on request at extra charge.)
|Material||Upholstery: polyurethane foam padding
Cover: leather and fabric Plano (100% polyester)
Base and armrests: die-cast aluminium
|Variants||EA 207: non-swivel
EA 208: swivel
As an alternative to the classic height (total height 84 cm, seat height 43 cm), the Soft Pad Chair is also available on request in a new, lower height (total height 81 cm, seat height 40 cm). If Alu Chairs and Soft Pad Chairs are used in a mixed group, a line in relation to the upper edge of the backrest and the front edge of the seat can be achieved optically.
|Function & properties||Maximum load: 110 kg|
|Care||Dust and lint can be simply vacuumed. To treat stains a damp cloth and a mild, neutral detergent is recommended.
Professional cleaning should always be undertaken in the assembled state and with the use of upholstery foam or with a mobile washing extraction device.
Please maintain and clean the leather according to the included booklet.
|Certificates & Sustainability||Vitra conform to
ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
|Warranty||30 years (for all aluminium parts)|
|Product family||All Eames Soft Pad Chairs
|Datasheet||Click for more information (ca. 0,2 MB).
In terms of form and material the Vitra Soft Pad Chairs are strongly reminiscent of the Eames Aluminium Group, a collection Charles and Ray Eames had created 11 years previously. Developed in 1969 the Soft Pad Chairs proved and continue to prove themselves as effortlessly stylish in offices and work areas, and distinguish themselves from the Vitra Aluminium Chairs on account of their upholstery: a feature which gives them the impression of being a more muscular version of the aluminium family, muscular yet at the same time incredibly soft and inviting. The individual cushion units adapt ergonomically to the body of the occupant while the soft fabric, available in a wide range of colours, makes the Vitra lounge chair as visually appealing as it is physically pleasing. In all versions, the members of the Soft Pad Chair group are suitable for the office environment but also for waiting areas, lounge areas...and even at home. As with the Aluminium Chair the designer couple Charles and Ray Eames have with the Soft Pad Chairs once again demonstrated that their strength lies primarily in the creation of universal furniture objects which freely fit into any room and can be individually configured. The designs of Charles and Ray Eames are produced today by the Swiss furniture company Vitra, a company who look back on a long tradition of working with well-known designers and the development of furniture classics: a tradition built on company philosophy of always acting according to the values of sustainable production processes, and powerful designs which through their high quality enrich their environment.