Ball Chair

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Ball Chair
Designer : Eero Aarnio
Date : 1963
Country : Finland
Materials : Acrylic frame. Steel swivel pedestal. Fabric or leather inner.
Style/Tradition : Modernist
Dimensions: (41 1/4"Wx38 1/5"Dx47 1/4"Hx 18"SH)
Colours : originally black, (now variable)
Eero Aarnio's Ball Chair

The Ball Chair was designed by Finnish furniture designer Eero Aarnio in 1963.[1][2] The Ball Chair is also known as the globe chair and is famous for its unconventional shape. It is considered a classic of industrial design. More recent versions have increased the overall size and added interesting features including music and MP3 player integration.

In popular culture[edit]

The ball chair has been used in films to evoke the futuristic Mod style of the 1960s, or to suggest the villainy of a person who sits shadowed within its depths. Examples include:

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ Ball Chair on the official Aarnio website
  2. ^ Habegger, Jerryll (2005). Sourcebook of Modern Furniture (Third Edition). New York, New York: W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-73170-7.