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Ball Chair

By Eero Aarnio Originals

£5,486.00

  • Description

    The Ball Chair was designed in the early 1960s, debuting at the Cologne Furniture Fair in 1966. The chair is one of the most famous classics of Finnish design and it was the international breakthrough of Eero Aarnio.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions:
    H 120 x W 110 x D 97cm

    Materials:
    Fibreglass shell
    Aluminum foot
    Polyurethane foam cushions

    Upholstery:
    Dark Green, Hallingdal
    Orange/red, Hallingdal
    Bright blue, Hallingdal
    Off White, Hallingdal
    Off white, Tonus
    Grey, Tonus
    Black, Hallingdal
    Yellow, Hallingdal
    Black, Tonus

  • Designer
    Eero Aarnio

    Eero Aarnio (born 1932) is a Finnish interior designer, well known for his innovative furniture designs in the 1960s, notably his plastic and fibreglass chairs. Aarnio studied at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki, and started his own office in 1962. The following year he introduced his Ball Chair, a hollow sphere on a stand, open on one side to allow a person to sit within. The similar Bubble Chair was clear and suspended from above. Other innovative designs included his floating Pastil Chair and Tomato Chair. His Screw Table, as the name suggests, had the appearance of a flat head screw driven into the ground. he was awarded the American Industrial Design award in 1968. Aarnio's designs were an important aspect of 1960s popular culture, and could often be seen as part of sets in period science-fiction films. Because his designs used very simple geometric forms, they were ideal for such productions.
    Aarnio later work replaced the use of fibreglass (material that can be dangerous especially for those who are directly involved in its manufacturing) with safer types of plastic. He continues to create new designs, including toys and furniture for children.

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    • Off white, Hallingdal 65 100
    • Black, Hallingdal 65 190
    • Yellow, Hallingdal 65 457
    • Bright blue, Hallingdal 65 750
    • Dark green, Hallingdal 65 944
    • Off white, Tonus 4 100
    • Black, Tonus 4 128
    • Grey, Tonus 4 216

  • Delivery

    6-8 weeks
    Made to order item

£5,486.00
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