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Charles Eames Soft Pad Chair EA 219

Product number: CF542

Charles Eames Soft Pad Chair EA 219, office chair with high backrest, on castors, aluminium frame high gloss chrome plated, cover in leather

2.097,00 €

  • 30 days right of return
  • 5 years warranty
  • Certified EU-source materials
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Payment cash on delivery
  • Online trading since 1996

Charles Eames Soft Pad Chair EA 219

The EA 219 is the consistent development of its model brothers EA 119 and 217. With its high backrest, the Eames Soft Pad 219 appears even more comfortable than its somewhat smaller brother 217.
The look of the office chair appears delicately dominant and also more adult. The Eames Aluminum Soft Pad Chair offers a high seating comfort and a noble appearance.

Those who afford the office chair models of the Soft Pad Group have earned it without a doubt.

The die-cast aluminum frame (Attention! Low-cost suppliers - especially from the Far East - forgo this high-quality material.) of the EA 219 office swivel chair is high-gloss chrome-plated and height-adjustable, with a tilt mechanism.

The five-star base - also made of aluminum - stands on universal casters suitable for parquet and carpeted floors. Our model is manufactured and delivered in full leather. That is, even the rear part is covered in the same material as the seat and back of the inner sides. (Dumping suppliers - especially from the Far East - cannot offer this quality detail!)

Article facts. Original details.

- Frame made of solid aluminum (original material)
- Castors made of solid cast metal.
- Highest quality with lockable rocker mechanism.
- Model production always full leather. (seat, back and back).
- Leather upholstery EU-certified from Italy

Like all our models, the Charles Eames Soft Pad Chair EA 219 is handmade in selected Italian family workshops.


- Width approx 58 cm (1'11'') x Depth approx 59 cm (1'11'') x Height approx 99 cm to 107 cm (3'3'' - 3'6''). Seat height approx. 48 to 56 cm (1'7'' - 1'10'').

Due to the special situation (pandemic etc.) the production time of the Eames Soft Pad EA 219 is starting at approx. 10 weeks. In addition approx. 5 to 9 working days for delivery. Depending on destination. (As of February 2022)

Charles Eames (1907 - 1978). Designer and architect of American descent.

Charles and Ray Eames had an impressive influence on post-war design in the USA. Among the most famous designs are undoubtedly the office and conference chairs of the Aluminium Group (EA 117, EA 119, EA 219, EA 108, EA 208), stools (EA 125, EA 225) and lounge chairs (EA 124, EA 224).

History of Origin
By omitting the usual seat shells, Charles and Ray Eames entered new territory in 1958 and immediately wrote design history. Aluminum crossbars on the back and under the seat connected the chair's two polished metal side frames. The continuous upholstery was stretched over the frame and tightly rolled over aluminum rods at the top and bottom. The individual ribs of the seat and back upholstery were 47 mm apart. The Aluminum Group included chairs with high and low backs, with or without arms, all of which had a cast aluminum swivel base. More than a decade later, the Eames office developed the Soft Pad Group, which evolved from the Aluminium Group from a design perspective.

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
The specification for the Aluminium Group was to create a chair that was suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. At the same time, the use of material was to be kept to a minimum and the volume was also to be minimized. After a development period of three years, the first prototypes of the "Leisure Group" were created in 1958.

The principle of construction
The design principle follows the formation of a load-bearing textile seat shell stretched between two aluminum profiles. Horizontal seams provide stiffening of the fabric and prevent the shell from "sitting through". At the bottom and top of the shell, a roll-up of the fabric provides an elegant yet comfortable edge and creates a handsome finish.

Visually light and versatile
The seat cover consists of five layers of different materials and ensures that a very high level of seating comfort is achieved despite minimal padding thickness. The clamping construction is visible through the use of so-called clasps in the back and seat area, giving the chair an additional visual lightness.

Through the consistent application of the construction principle and the use of identical parts, different variants have been created over time: Office and conference chairs (EA 117, 119, 219, 108, 208), stools (EA 125, EA 225), lounge chairs (EA 124, EA 224).

Vinyl, fabric, leather and mesh (from 1984) were used as upholstery. The variant with sewn-on, additional upholstery pockets realized from 1969 is available under the name "Soft Pad", initially in fabric and leather. Now only in leather.