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Soft Pad Group EA 222

by Charles & Ray Eames, 1969 — from 4.510,00 €
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Soft Pad Group EA 222

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The EA 222 lounge chair by Charles and Ray Eames is, and as the entire Eames Soft Pad Chair collection, produced by Swiss manufacturer Vitra, and is arguably the most comfortable chair in the series: a fact largely attributable to its low seat position and one which can be individually adjusted by means of a tilt mechanism an thus respond the body weight of the occupant. While thanks to the high backrest of the Vitra chair EA 222 one can lean back in comfort and security, ideally with your feet on the separately available Vitra EA 223 ottoman - or put another way: the perfect location for long evening reading and relaxing.


Product type Lounge chair

Dimensions in mm
Colours Leather cover
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.)

Frame & base

Material Upholstery: polyurethane foam padding
Cover: leather or fabric Plano (100% polyester)
Base and armrests: die-cast aluminum
Function & properties Individual reclining mechanism
Delivery includes 1 lounge chair, complementing Ottoman EA 223 available separately
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 222, Base polished, Nero
Soft Pad Group EA 222, Base chrome-plated, Nero
Soft Pad Group EA 222, Base chrome-plated, Sand
Soft Pad Group EA 222, Base chrome-plated, Red
Soft Pad Group EA 222, Base chrome-plated, Chocolate
Soft Pad Group EA 222, Base polished, Red
Soft Pad Group EA 222, Base chrome-plated, Snow
Soft Pad Group EA 222, Base polished, Chocolate
Soft Pad Group EA 222, Base polished, Asphalt
Soft Pad Group EA 222, Base polished, Marron
Soft Pad Group EA 222, Base chrome-plated, Marron
Soft Pad Group EA 222, Base polished, Snow
Soft Pad Group EA 222, Base chrome-plated, Asphalt
Soft Pad Group EA 222, Base polished, Sand

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 222 lounge chair with the Vitra Ottoman EA 223

The designers Charles and Ray Eames

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