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Soft Pad Group EA 217

by Charles & Ray Eames, 1969 — from 3.600,00 €
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Soft Pad Group EA 217

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3.600,00 € *
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With its castors the continuously, height-adjustable seat and medium-high backrest, the Vitra EA 217 by Charles and Ray Eames is the all-rounder among the Soft Pad Chairs. Produced by Vitra the EA 217 differs only slightly from its big brother the EA 219, save the higher backrest. The many features and the comfortable armrests make the Vitra EA 217 ideal for flexible use at the desk, not least because the tilting mechanism can be individually adapted to the weight of the occupant and the individual cushion forms ergonomically to the body shape thus ensuring excellent comfort.


Product type Office chair

Dimensions in mm
Colours Leather
Nero, Plano nero
Asphalt, Plano dark grey
Chocolate, Plano brown
Marron, Plano brown
Red, Plano poppy red
Sand, Plano mauve grey
Snow, Plano white

Leather cover always with matching back cover in fabric Plano. (Back cover in leather available on request at extra charge.)


Material Upholstery: polyurethane foam
Covers: leather and fabric Plano (100% polyester)
Base frame and armrests: Die-cast aluminium, chrome plated, polished or powder coated
Function & properties Swivels
Mobile via castors
Individual back tilt mechanism, lockable in the forward position
Seat height adjustable via pneumatic spring
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 24 months

Register product and secure extended manufacturer's warranty of 30 years
Product family Alle Eames Soft Pad Chairs
Datasheet Click for more information (ca. 0,2 MB).

Popular versions

Soft Pad Group EA 217, Chrome-plated, Snow
Soft Pad Group EA 217, Chrome-plated, Nero
Soft Pad Group EA 217, Polished, Chocolate
Soft Pad Group EA 217, Polished, Snow
Soft Pad Group EA 217, Polished, Nero
Soft Pad Group EA 217, Polished, Sand
Soft Pad Group EA 217, Chrome-plated, Red
Soft Pad Group EA 217, Chrome-plated, Asphalt
Soft Pad Group EA 217, Chrome-plated, Sand
Soft Pad Group EA 217, Polished, Red
Soft Pad Group EA 217, Chrome-plated, Marron
Soft Pad Group EA 217, Polished, Asphalt
Soft Pad Group EA 217, Chrome-plated, Chocolate
Soft Pad Group EA 217, Polished, Marron
Soft Pad Group EA 217, Aluminium powder-coated deep black, Nero

Design Story

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.

The Vitra EA 217 is particularly well suited for use as a desk chair

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