Featuring a high backrest and a low seat, the Soft Pad Chair EA 222 by Charles and Ray Eames offers ultimate comfort – due in no small part to the chair's tilt mechanism, which can be adjusted to the weight of the individual user.

Armrest height
21.3cm
Backrest height
68cm
Base finish
Polished aluminium
Fabric code
Leather L20
Fabric material
Leather/back panel Plano
Glides
04 Glides for carpet
Overall depth
80cm
Overall height
100.5cm
Overall width
65cm
Seat depth
55.5cm
Seat height
32.5cm
Seat mechanism
Adjustable backward tilt.
Seat width
58.3cm
Upholstery colour
Leather 72 snow
Year
1969

The matching stool EA 223 provides a comfortable footrest. Together, EA 222 and EA 223 form the perfect spot for long cosy evenings with a good book.

Backrest and seat
Chair with high backrest. Five 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.

Armrests
Die-cast aluminium, polished or chrome-plated finish.

Base
Four-star base in polished or chrome-plated die-cast aluminium.


Charles & Ray Eames

From 1941 to 1943, Charles and Ray Eames designed and developed stretchers and leg splints made of moulded plywood, and in 1946 they exhibited their experimental moulded plywood furniture at the New York Museum of Modern Art. The Herman Miller Company in Zeeland, Michigan, subsequently began to produce the Eameses' furniture designs. Charles and Ray participated in the 1948 'Low-Cost Furniture' competition at MoMA, and they built the Eames House in 1949 as their own private residence. Around 1955 they began to focus more on their extensive work as photographers and filmmakers, and in 1964 Charles received an honorary doctoral degree from the Pratt Institute in New York.

The Eames Office designed the IBM Pavilion for the 1964-65 World's Fair in New York, and the year 1969 offered the opportunity to participate in the exhibition 'Qu'est-ce que le design?' at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. In 1970-71, Charles was appointed as the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. MoMA again presented an exhibition of the Eameses' work, entitled 'Furniture by Charles Eames', in 1973. Charles Eames died in St. Louis in 1978; Ray's death followed in 1988.

Charles and Ray Eames have had a profound and lasting influence on Vitra. The company's activity as a furniture manufacturer began in 1957 with the production of their designs. Yet it is not just the products of Charles and Ray Eames that have left their mark on Vitra. Even today, their design philosophy continues to profoundly shape the company's values, orientation and goals.


Swiss manufacturer Vitra’s collections of furniture and lighting bring together the colour, culture and sophistication of the world’s most prominent designers.