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Eero Aarnio Ball Chair

The Eero Aarnio Ball chair is another great example of space age design. All of these modern chairs were modeled after the astronaut's helmets used during hte moon landing. Similar look-a-like creations include the Panasonic Panapet, JVC and Nivico Videosphere TV, Weltron 8-Track Player, Eero Aarnio's Ball Chair and Bubble Chair and perhaps even the Panasonic Flying Saucer TV TR-005. All of the above were seriously influenced by the Space Age.

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:

A 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 phonecall. Turning around its own axis on the base the view to the outer space is variable for the user and thus he is not completely excluded from world outside.

The Eero Aarnio Ball chair was designed by Eero Aarnio in 1966. One of the most remarkable chairs in the furniture history of the 20th century. This chair can be found in museum collections and has been featured in numerous movie- and television sets as well as advertising, music videos, etc. One of the most iconic chairs ever made! The original Eero Aarnio Ball Chair is still manufactured in Europe and available in the US through nova68.com.

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