Ball Chair Originals 1963-


Designer : Eero Aarnio


For those peaceful moments. The Finnish designer Eero Aarnio, born in 1932, studied from 1954 to 1957 at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki. He was – and still is – one of the pioneers in using plastic in furniture design. In 1963 he designed the first Ball Chair and earned international reputation.

The Ball Chair  was designed in 1963 and first presented in 1966 at the International Furniture Fair in Cologne. This is one of the most well-known classics of Finnish design and represented the international breakthrough for this famous Finnish designer. The shape is very simple – a ball – but yet ingenious and this piece of furniture is often described as a “room in a room”. The Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio can be found in the collection of design museums all over the world, as well as in several movies and music videos and in the houses of internationally famous people. The Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio is made of fibreglass and upholstered with fabric and is available in many different colour combinations. The production of the fibreglass models is still done exclusively by the same factory in Finland using the original moulds.

Colours: Kvadrat:  Tonus 100 (white), Tonus 128 (black), Tonus 130 (red)

Size: W105 cm x D98 cm, H120 cm.

Material: Shell of fibreglass, Upholstery fabric Kvadrat  Tonus.

Notes: For the Ball Chair to fit through your door, the doorway must be at least 79 cm wide and there must be an unobstructed 127,3 cm path on both sides of the door.

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.

Eero Aarnio Originals

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