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UN North Delegates’ Lounge – UN Lounge Chair

  • Year: 2013
  • Material: Legs of dark brown wood and steel; upholstery ‘UN’ blue fabric (Daphne) and dark brown patches of leather on the armrests and the back of the leaning;stitchings of bright blue.
  • Dimensions: diverse
  • Commission: United Nations/ Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Production: Vitra
  • Category: Industrial production

More than sixty years after the opening of the UN North Delegates’ Lounge, Hella Jongerius has redesigned the lounge together with Rem Koolhaas, Irma Boom, Gabriel Lester and Louise Schouwenberg.

Two new furniture designs have been developed by Hella Jongerius: the UN Lounge Chair and the Sphere Table. Special versions of them are available exclusively for the UN. The UN Lounge Chair is light and mobile. This is a context in which numerous informal discussions are held; a static routing of heavy items of furniture would be diametrically opposed to that liveliness. The UN Lounge Chair caters for the demand of changeability because it enables several configurations.

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