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EA 222 chair

By Vitra


  • Description

    The shape and structure of the Soft Pad easy chair is identical to that of the Aluminium Group chair. However, stitched leather upholstery renders it more comfortable and makes for an interesting contrast with its slim aluminium profile. Vitra have also created the EA 223 Footstool that complements the easy chair perfectly.

    Vitra has produced the Soft Pad programme for many decades to a consistently high quality. On the basis of this experience Vitra are now granting a 30-year guarantee on all chairs of the Soft Pad Group.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: W:65 x D:80 x H:100.5cm (Seat height: 32.5cm)

    Die-cast aluminium structure in chrome finish with polyurethane foam upholstery.

    30 Year Guarantee

    Feet: Felt glides (for hard floor) or plastic glides (for carpeted floor)
    Base: Polished or chromed

  • Designer
    Charles & Ray Eames

    Charles Eames, born 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri, studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis and opened his own office together with Charles M. Gray in 1930. In 1935 he founded an architectural firm with Robert T. Walsh. After receiving a fellowship in 1938 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, he moved to Michigan and assumed a teaching position in the design department the following year. In 1940, he and Eero Saarinen won first prize for their joint entry in the competition Organic Design in Home Furnishings organized by the New York Museum of Modern Art. During the same year, Eames became head of the department of industrial design at Cranbrook, and in 1941 he married Ray Kaiser.

    Ray Eames, née Bernice Alexandra Kaiser, was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. She attended the May Friend Bennet School in Millbrook, New York, and continued studies in painting under Hans Hofmann through 1937. During this year she exhibited her work in the first exhibition of the American Abstract Artists group at the Riverside Museum in New York. She matriculated at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1940 and married Charles Eames the following year.

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  • Delivery

    6-8 weeks
    Made to order item

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