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.
New for 2017 the East River Chair is now available with the seat shell covered entirely in 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.
This new version - in comparison to the original expressive mix of materials and fabrics, - exudes a calmer visual appearance and is suitable for a variety of interior settings.