Eero Aarnio Originals
Conceived in 1963 and introduced to the public at the 1966 Cologne Furniture Fair, EeroAarnio's Ball chair shattered conventional methods of furniture production and becamean instant, space-age pop icon. The chair must be experienced to be fully appreciated.Its wonderfully engaging shape immediately garners attention and elicits colorful visionsof the 1960s and 1970s. Once seated, the chair envelops its occupant and almostcompletely diffuses the clatter and noise of the outside world. As uplifting andfun aswhen it was first introduced, the Ball chair continues to be an alluring alternative touninspired, mass produced furniture. V4 Design Specialists is please to be one of thefew authorized Eero Aarnio dealers in the U.S.
Measurements: H 47" X W 41.25" XD 38.5"
Materials: Fiberglass Shell Exterior, Metal Base, Selected Fabric or Leather
Eero Aarnio was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1932, studied at the Institute of IndustrialArts and opened his own industrial design office in 1962. Aarnio's iconoclastic seatingsolutions captured the optimism of the pop culture movement of the 1960s with theirvisually exciting, space-age forms. His designs possess both internationalism andindividualism while upholding the traditional Scandinavian concern for aesthetic purity,quality and durability. Aarnio's inquisitive spirit led him to experiment with the syntheticcapabilities of fiberglass and acrylic, culminating in his best-known designs, includingthe 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 inLondon, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany and the Museum ofModern Art in New York. Eero Aarnio continues to design furniture, lighting, andeveryday objects in hisstudio in Helsinki.