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This very comfortable lounge chair by Hella Jongerius has many faces, ranging from modest and calm to cheerful and bright colored, made of a unique mix of materials.

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Vitra East River Chair.

Design by Hella Jongerius.

The items designed by Hella Jongerius showcase its unique way of combining industrial and craftsmanship, high- and low-tech, traditional and modern - features that can also be clearly seen at East River Chair: with its distinctive shape and casual combination of various materials such as wood, metal, leather and fabric, this small armchair clearly bears the signature of the Dutch designer.

Depending on your choice of color combinations, the chair has a completely different look, ranging from understated / calm to cheerful and light. Thanks to the handy carrying handle that is located at the back of the backrest, this compact armchair also lends itself for flexible applications in public spaces such as catering.

The first version of East River Chair was designed by Hella Jongerius for a United Nation room in NY.

The East River Chair comes with plastic glides for carpet; felt glides for hard floors are also included.

Dimensions: H 74 x W 64 x D 71cm.  -  Seat height: 40 cm.

About the designer:

The designer Hella Jongerius has become known for the way in which she combines industry and craft, high and low tech, traditional and contemporary. In 1993 she founded studio Jongeriuslab, where she pursued independent projects and also made products for large customers, including Maharam, Danskina, IKEA and KLM.

The Dutch designer has developed distinctive pieces for Vitra, such as the Polder Sofa and the East River Chair. Jongerius has consistently paid attention to the meaning of colors and surfaces in contemporary design in her work with textiles, ceramics and furniture.

She has been Art Director for colors and materials at Vitra for many years and developed the Vitra Color & Material Library - a system that allows for the versatile combination of different materials and colors in the extensive Vitra product collection. Hella Jongerius has also written a book about this complex task with the telling title "I don't have a favorite color".

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