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East River Chair

Hella Jongerius, 2014

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.
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Material description
  • Seat shell: laminate.
  • Upholstery: polyurethane foam with fabric and leather cover.
  • Cover: Premium Leather and various fabrics (Laser, Hopsak, Plano) in coordinated colour combinations.
  • Seat height: 400 mm (330 mm with applied load, measured in accordance with EN 1335-1).
  • Base: legs in natural oak (Western Europe, Poland) with steel cross braces powder-coated in the colour ivory, or dark oak legs (Western Europe, Poland) with cross braces powder-coated in the colour 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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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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