The Kids Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio in 1966,The Kids Ball Chair - or Kids 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 athmosphere, 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 children's Ball Chair is something between a piece of furniture and a piece of architecture and at the same time embodies both the mobile and the established, the fixed." Aarnio: "The idea of the (ball) 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. The result was great. It (the ball chair) was the birth of one of the most remarkable chairs in the furniture history of the 20th century.
This first hand 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 immediatly impressed and convinced of the phenomenal design. It took a few years to get the ball chair into production. 1966 the baby 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.
Material: Fiberglass + sponge + fabric/cashmere
It can be made for both children and adult.
There are various colors for you to choose from, both the fabric and fiberglass are available.
For the sponge, there are British standard fire preventing and American standard fire preventing.