East River Chair

Hella Jongerius, 2014

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The East River Chair by Hella Jongerius is a striking, small armchair composed of diverse materials such as wood, metal, leather and fabric. The carefully selected combination of colours and materials does not have a purely aesthetic purpose: the practical leather covers protect the armrests from dirt and wear, and the thicker padding of the seat cushion provides optimum lumbar support.
Configurator
Light mix 01 (4)
  •  71 Hopsak - yellow/pastel green
    71 Hopsak - yellow/pastel green
  •  17 Laser - ice blue/ivory
    17 Laser - ice blue/ivory
  •  71 Leather Premium - sand
    71 Leather Premium - sand
  •  05 Plano - cream white/sierra grey
    05 Plano - cream white/sierra grey
Red mix 02 (4)
  •  96 Plano - red/cognac
    96 Plano - red/cognac
  •  72 Hopsak - yellow/poppy red
    72 Hopsak - yellow/poppy red
  •  30 Laser - light grey/poppy red
    30 Laser - light grey/poppy red
  •  71 Leather Premium - sand
    71 Leather Premium - sand
Green mix 04 (4)
  •  28 Laser- light grey/forest
    28 Laser- light grey/forest
  •  70 Hopsak - grass-green/forest
    70 Hopsak - grass-green/forest
  •  67 Leather Premium - asphalt
    67 Leather Premium - asphalt
  •  69 Plano - dark grey
    69 Plano - dark grey
Blue mix 05 (4)
  •  20 Laser- ice blue/moor brown
    20 Laser- ice blue/moor brown
  •  84 Hopsak - blue/moor brown
    84 Hopsak - blue/moor brown
  •  67 Leather Premium - asphalt
    67 Leather Premium - asphalt
  •  66 Plano - nero
    66 Plano - nero
Material description
  • Seat shell: plastic laminate.
  • Upholstery: polyurethane foam with fabric and leather cover.
  • Cover: Premium Leather and various fabrics (Laser, Hopsak, Plano) in coordinated colour combinations.
  • Base: legs in natural oak with steel cross braces powder-coated in ivory or dark oak legs with braces powder-coated in coffee.
  • Glides: fitted with plastic glides for carpet, felt glides for hard floors additionally included.
Product family
East River Chair
Products designed by Hella Jongerius demonstrate a unique blend of industry and craft, high and low-tech, traditional and modern – characteristics which are also evident in the East River Chair: with its distinctive form and casual combination of such diverse materials as wood, metal, leather and fabric, this small armchair clearly bears the Dutch designer's signature. The colours of the East River Chair are carefully coordinated. Each colour combination gives the chair a very different look,…
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This product was designed by
Hella Jongerius
The Dutch designer Hella Jongerius lives and works in Berlin. She founded the Jongeriuslab studio in 1993 and began collaborating with Vitra in 2004. Since then, she has not only contributed a substantial number of designs to the continually expanding Vitra Home Collection, but has also applied her expertise in the realm of colours and materials to the Vitra Colour & Material Library.
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