“there is no nice way to make a clear pedestal”, eero aarnio notes. “that is the reason why the bubble chair hangs from the ceiling.”
like the ball chair, the bubble chair impresses the user with its special acoustics. the bubble chair buffers sounds making you feel pleasantly isolated inside, even when you are in a crowded place. available with white or silver cushions for indoor or outdoor use.
the bubble chair is in stock now. price: $5,000. for more information, contact glottman @ 305.438.3711 or visit us monday – friday 10am – 6pm.
“the idea of the chair was very obvious. we had moved to our first home and i had started my free-lance career in 1962. we had a home but no proper big chair, so i decided to make one, but some way a really new one.” –eero aarnio
the ball chair – or globe chair as it’s called sometimes – was designed by using one of the most simple geometric forms – the ball. cutting of a part and fixing it at one point eero aarnio comes to a remarkable result – a completely unconventional shaped chair.
the ball chair is a “room within a room” with a cozy and calm atmosphere, protecting outside noises and giving a private space for relaxing or having a phone call. turning around its own axis on the base the view to the outer space is variable for the user.
the result was great. it was the birth of one of the most remarkable chairs in the furniture history of the 20th century. the first made ball chair is still standing in eero’s house. it was this first prototype two young managers from the company asko discovered when visiting eero to see some pine wood designs. They were immediately impressed and convinced of the phenomenal design. it took a few years to get it into production.
1966 the ball chair was 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 ball chair, along with other adelta (eero aarnio) products, is available by special order @ glottman. for more information, contact glottman @ 305.438.3711 or visit us monday – friday 10am – 6pm.