Vitra East River Chair Leather
Designer: Hella Jongerius, 2017
This is an original genuine Vitra piece.
In 2013, Hella Jongerius and Vitra collaborated on the design of a chair for the North Delegates Lounge at the UN headquarters in New York. This model served as a basis for the development of the East River Chair. With its distinctive form and casual combination of diverse materials and colours, it clearly bears the signature of the Dutch designer.
East River Chair Leather, a new version of this design, features a seat shell covered entirely with leather. Hella Jongerius developed four variations, each of which combines leathers in two different colours on the inner and outer face, using contrasting cross stitching for a decorative effect. Contrary to the expressive mix of materials and fabrics used for the East River Chair, the East River Chair Leather exudes a calmer visual appearance, while still offering the same degree of comfort and spinal support thanks to its high-quality upholstery and quilted lumbar cushion. The base is available in a light or dark version.
Materials: Seat shell: plastic laminate.
Upholstery: polyurethane foam with fabric or leather cover.
Base: legs in natural oak with steel cross braces powder-coated in ivory or dark oak legs with braces powder-coated in coffee.
Cover of East River Chair Leather: Premium Leather in coordinated colours and stitching.
Dimensions: Width: 64cm x Depth: 68.1cm x Height: 74cm (Seat Height: 40cm)