In 1966 the Ball Chair was presented at the international furniture fair in Cologne. It was the sensation of the fair, the international breakthrough for its designer Eero Aarnio and the start for a whole line of fibreglass designs by Aarnio.
The Ball Chair - or Globe Chair as it's called sometimes - was designed by using one of the simplest 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 cosy 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 and thus he is not completely excluded from world outside.
The path to a change in furniture design of the twentieth century, the Ball Chair by Adelta is therefore an unconventional result which even delights individualists of the whole world forty years after its première.
Can you imagine what the Ball Chair looks like in green with red cushions? Or in orange and violet? You can find out about what Ball Chair type you are by clicking on this
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