The Eames' 1969 'Soft Pad' series of office chairs followed on from the 1958 'Aluminum Group': the EA215 shares the EA 108's four-star aluminium pedestal base and steel armrests, but luxurious padded cushions replace the earlier chair's slender ribbed seat. The high-backed EA 215 soft pad chair is also available and both chairs can be ordered in eight shades of aniline leather.
Designed as part of the luxurious Aluminium Group range of chairs, the EA215 achieves this goal by being a sleek, comfortable and effortlessly cool chair. Put yours in your office or at your desk and you'll find yourself eager to always do your work.
Charles, 1907-1978 (United States) - Ray, 1912-1988 (United States)
Charles Eames was an American designer and innovator who pioneered new techniques, such as the fibreglass and plastic resin moulding and wire mesh frames. He usually worked alongside his wife, Ray, though he is often credited alone. In the 1940s, the designers began focusing on the new plastics and were excited by the properties the material held. They were able to mould the plastics into organic shapes that followed the shape of the body. This discovery led to a whole new look in furniture that perfectly captured the spirit of the times. The couple’s most iconic designs include the DAR chair, the DSR Dining Chair, the RAR Rocker, the DSW Dining Chair, the EA 108 Office Chair and the Wire Base Table. Many of these were first presented at the New York Museum of Modern Art’s Low-Cost Furniture Design Competition in the late 1940s.
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