April 14, 2014

VITRA EAST RIVER CHAIR DESIGN BY HELLA JONGERIUS




VITRA EAST RIVER CHAIR DESIGN BY HELLA JONGERIUS




VITRA EAST RIVER CHAIR DESIGN BY HELLA JONGERIUS
Year: 2014
Material: Textile, leather, wood
Commission: Vitra, Basel
Production: Vitra
Category: Industrial production
Hella Jongerius and her team were commissioned in 2009 by the Dutch Foreign Ministry to remodel the North Delegates’ Lounge at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
The East River Chair is based on a design that was especially developed for the UN Lounge in collaboration with Vitra. 
‘In a lounge, which is primarily used as a neutral space for spontaneous meetings, the furnishings play an important role in creating a lively setting’, says Hella Jongerius, who is convinced that heavy furnishings are counterproductive in a busy environment. The most important element for facilitating conversations in a casual atmosphere is a new kind of armchair – one that is solidly constructed, yet also lightweight and mobile.
The colours of the East River Chair are carefully coordinated, with a lighter fabric framing a darker tone on the seat and a bright backrest surface. Depending on the selection of colour combinations, the chair has a very different look, ranging from muted and calm to cheerful and bright. The choice of colours and materials is not based on purely aesthetic reasons: the practical leather covers protect the armrests from dirt and wear, and the thicker padding of the seat cushion, which extends up to the backrest, provides comfortable lumbar support. Thanks to the convenient strap handle on the rear side of the backrest, this compact armchair also lends itself to flexible applications in public spaces and at home.
http://www.jongeriuslab.com/work/east-river-chair
You may reach another news of Hella Jongerius’s design Vitra Polder Sofa and to read her interview to click below link.

http://mymagicalattic.blogspot.com/2013/07/vitra-polder-sofa-design-by-hella.html






 HELLA JONGERIUS AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2014






HELLA JONGERIUS AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2014








































HELLA JONGERIUS
Hella Jongerius’ (1963, the Netherlands) work combines the traditional with the contemporary, the newest technologies with age-old craft techniques. She aims to create products with individual character by including craft elements in the industrial production process. Jongerius sees her work as part of a never- ending process, and the same is essentially true of all Jongeriuslab designs: they possess the power of the final stage, while also communicating that they are part of something greater, with both a past and an uncertain future. The unfinished, the provisional, the possible – they reside in the attention to imperfections, traces of the creation process, and the revealed potential of materials and techniques. Through this working method, Jongerius not only celebrates the value of the process, but also engages the viewer, the user, in her investigation. In 1993 she founded the Jongeriuslab studio, where independent projects are developed as well as work for major clients, including the upholstery fabric company Maharam, the interior design of the Delegates’ Lounge of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, cabin interiors for the airline KLM and the installation ‘Colour Recipe Research’ at the invitation of curator Hans Ulrich Obrist for the MAK (Vienna). Since 2012, Jongerius has served as Art Director for the rug company Danskina and since 2007 as Art Director of colours and materials for Vitra. Recent projects include the publication of the book ‘I don’t have a favourite colour’ and the installation ‘Colour Machine’, both for Vitra, and the installation ‘A search behind appearances, Shadow play’ (2016) commissioned by Serpentine Galleries, for La Rinascente department stores; with Louise Schouwenberg. Many of Jongerius’ products can be found in the permanent collections of important museums (such as MoMA, New York, and Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam). Hella Jongerius lives and works in Berlin.
http://www.jongeriuslab.com/information