Ball ChairEero Aarnio $8,800.00
Conceived in 1963 and introduced to the public at the 1966 Cologne Furniture Fair, Eero Aarnio's Ball chair shattered conventional methods of furniture production and became an instant, space-age pop icon. The chair must be experienced to be fully appreciated. Its wonderfully engaging spherical aesthetics immediately garner attention and illicit colorful visions of the 1960s and 1970s. Once seated, the chair envelops its occupant and almost completely diffuses the clatter and noise of the outside world. As uplifting and fun as when it was first introduced, the Ball chair continues to be an alluring alternative to uninspired, mass produced furniture design. The shell is also available in Red and Anthrazite Metallic with limited interior color options. Please inquire for additional costs.
Measurements: W 41.25" X H 47" X D 38.5"
Materials: Fiberglass Shell Exterior, Metal Base, Interior Fabric in Kvadrat Tonus 4 or Hallingdal
Note: Free, Tonus and Hallingdal material samples are available for this design and can be viewed in Step 2 below. Please call 800-959-4729 or email us through our Contact Us form with your selection.
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Eero Aarnio was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1932, studied at the Institute of Industrial Arts and opened his own interior and industrial design office in 1962. Aarnio's iconoclastic seating solutions captured the optimism of the pop culture movement of the 1960s with their visually exciting, space-age forms. His designs possess both internationalism and individualism while upholding the traditional Scandinavian concern for aesthetic purity, quality and durability. Aarnio's inquisitive spirit led him to experiment with the synthetic capabilities of fiberglass and acrylic, culminating in his best-known designs, including the iconic Ball chair (1963), Pastille chair (1967) and the revolutionary, suspended Bubble chair (1968). His work resides in collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Eero Aarnio continues to design furniture, lighting, and everyday objects in his studio in Helsinki, where he lives and works.
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