Ball Chair

Upholstery

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Description

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 has always been fascinated by new materials and round shapes - one of his favourite materials is fibreglass, 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.

The iconic piece is upholstered with Kvadrat's fabrics and comes in an array of colour combinations.

Manufacturer:
Eero Aarnio Originals
Design:
Eero Aarnio
Colour:
Tonus 100 (white), Tonus 128 (black), Tonus 130 (red)
Width:
105 cm
Depth:
98 cm
Height:
120 cm
Material:
Shell of fibreglass
Upholstery fabric:
Tonus
Notes:
Please note, that this is a custom-made product and cannot be returned. The Ball chair will fit through your door, if the doorway is more than 82 cm wide and there is a clear and unobstructed 133-cm path on both sides of the door.
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Designer

Eero Aarnio

Eero Aarnio

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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