Friday, May 25, 2018

Eero Aarnio: Ball Chair

Francoise Hardy in a Ball Chair

Eero Aarnio Ball Chair

The Prisoner in a Ball Chair

The iconic "Ball Chair" design, or "room within a room," which debuted at the Cologne Furniture Fair in 1966, featured a black interior that has now been rendered in bold red. 

Finnish designer Eero Aarnio developed this piece because he wanted a chair that was large enough to accommodate both him and his wife Pirkko

Experimenting with what was then a new innovation -- fiberglass -- Aarnio decided that a sphere was the right shape for the strong yet malleable material.

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