Ball Chair was designed by Eero Aarnio in 1963 and presented at the International Furniture Fair in Cologne in 1966, and it became Aarnio's international breakthrough. Eero Aarnio's favourite materials is fiberglass, which gives the chair a free, elastic shape. The round shell of the Ball Chair is simple yet ingenious, and has often been referred to as a "room in a room".
Ball Chair is one of the best-known classics of Finnish design, even though its modernist, futuristic design differs from the natural and minimalist Scandinavian design traditions. Ball Chair can be found in the collections of design museums around the world, and during the decades it has been featured in numerous movies, music videos and magazine covers.Material & Feature:
- Molded fiberglass shell with shiny finish, available in color white or black
- Cast aluminum base resistant to chipping and flaking
- Seat & back cushions filled with high resiliency foam with feather-down wrap
- Fabric upholstery (C.O.M available)
- 360 degree swivel
- All materials are fire-resistant & non-toxic (Baby Friendly)
- Width: 40.6" x Depth: 34.6" x Height: 48.4"
- Seat Height: 14.2"
* All measurements are approximations.
Eero Aarnio (b. 1932) is a Finnish designer and professor h.c. and is considered one of the great innovators of modern furniture design. During the years, Aarnio has experimented with a variety of different materials, including plastic, fibreglass and foam plastic. With these materials he has created some of the icons of Finnish design such as the Ball Chair (1962), Bubble Chair (1968) and Pastil Chair (1968), just to name a few.
Famous for his furniture, Eero Aarnio is renowned also for his lamps - such as Double Bubble and Swan - and has proven his skills as a wood designer as well" for example with the Rocket bar stool and the Baby Rocket stool are excellent examples of his wooden designs. Eero Aarnio's designs are characterized by a positive attitude and joyful nature, exemplified in works like the playful Puppy or the lovely Dino.
Aarnio's creations are present in the collections of numerous museums worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Hall Museum in London, the MoMA in New York, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and he has won many prestigious international design awards, such as the Red Dot Design Award and the Compasso d'Oro Design Award.
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Well-built, I'm big but I still fit nicely in this. My kids and wife love it!
Gorgeous! I bought two of them. I'm 5'10'' and my head is almost at the top - so individuals who are taller than me might want to reconsider purchasing this.
May have trouble fitting it through standard door openings (what I was initially worried about) but what a great chair to sit in and relax!
Love this chair. My kids are fighting to sit in it.
Quality fabric. Very sturdy. White glove service worth the money.
Good quality and great service, thank you Eternity!
I just love contemporary stuff. This is the second one I've ordered. They sit in front of a 125gal aquarium. There great to sit in and watch the fish after a hard day's work.
This chair is AWESOME. High quality, exactly as pictured, comfortable and fun to sit in.
Love it !!! Fit Very well in new décor. PS :grand children are fascinated by ´´THE ´´ BIG CHAIR. The six year old. is choising it for reading. While little sister is Rolling and Rolling So now MY job when they are gone is to écrase little Fingers FROM glossy black. PS. Do YOU have a trick to éliminante the odor From Beautiful cashmere. I put essential oil on a tissu and let it stand there a few days but Stills this particular à elle persist. But beside this. THE LOOK IS FABULOUS. I was Happy to found You THANKS THANKS. Looking forward for some more great dreaming accessories Louise B
My 13 year-old son picked this chair for his bedroom to have a spot to read and relax. He absolutely loves it!