eero aarnio ball chair

eero aarnio ball chair

eero aarnio ball chair

Design Eero Aarnio, 1963
Fiberglass shell, upholstery
Made in Finland by Adelta

The Ball Chair was designed by using one of the most simple geometric forms: the ball. By lopping off one end and fixing it at one point Eero Aarnio comes to a remarkable result - a supremely unconventional chair.

A Ball Chair is a 'room within a room' with a cozy and calm atmosphere, protected from outside noises it provides a private space for relaxing or a phone call. Spinning on its own axis the view to the outer world is variable for the user and offers a degree of privacy. The ball chair is something between a piece of furniture and a piece of architecture and at the same time embodies both the mobile and the established.

47" h | 39" d | 41" w

$10,565.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 12-14 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)

Eero Aarnio

Eero Aarnio of Helsinki introduced his Ball Chair in 1963, one year after starting his own office. He followed suit with his Bubble Chair, floating Pastil Chair, and Tomato Chair. Using mostly plastic and fiberglass (though he would later abandon fiberglass due to its potential danger to manufacturers), Aarnio’s chairs implemented simple geometric forms and were thus popular as set pieces in 1960s science fiction films, and remain recognizable as such. Many of his furniture designs display a playful element, and currently Aarnio’s new designs include toys, children’s furniture, and combinations of both.
The Adelta company is based in Vehmersalmi, Finland and remains the only licensed manufacturer of Eero Aarnio’s famous plastic furniture. These include the Ball chair, Bubble chair, Pony and Pastilli chair. The company began in order to make available the designs of Ellel Saarinen from the beginning of the 20th century, with the philosophy that “with furniture, good ideas can and should be reproduced and made available to as many as possible.”
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