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The BALL Chair - designed by Eero Aarnio in 1966

The Ball Chair - or Globe Chair as it's sometimes called - was designed by Eero Aarnio using one of the most simple geometric forms - the ball. The Ball Chair was in 1966 the first time presented at the international furniture fair in Cologne. It was the sensation of the fair, the international breakthrough for Eero Aarnio and the start for a whole line of fibreglass designs by Aarnio.

The design of the chair was not only striking to look at but it was also comfortable and relaxing to sit in for long periods of time. The chair has been described as ''a room within a room''. It offers shelter, a calming atmosphere and privacy for the seated person. Some models of the chair have had telephones built into them. The chair has featured in films and TV programs. It has even been used by Vivienne Westwood in one of her shows.

From these days on the Ball Chair found its way not only into the houses of many famous people, but also in Design Museums, as the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein. Convinced by the spectacular appearance people learned to love their Ball Chairs when sitting in it. The user finds himself in an atmosphere of calm and safety. An ideal place for relaxing, reading or having a phone call with the best friend.

Chair Particulars:
Size: W1100 x D980 x H1200
Weight: 47 kg
Material: FRP x Aluminum x polyurethane X Wool
Designer: Eero Aarino, 1966
Cost around: US$2,800 to $5,000, depends whether you're in overseas or Hong Kong







There's an unauthorized copy of Ball Chair - it´s called the "Sphere Chair". Don't mix it up! You will recognize the fake by its polished metal pedestal. [equipball]

Photos courtesy of www.eero-aarnio.com
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