Globe or Ball Chair 1963 Designed by Eero Aarnio, Made by Asko, Finland
Classic Designer Furniture Profile
Eero Aarnio’s Globe or Ball chair creates a personal cocoon.
The pedestal base is constructed of aluminium and the frame, a glass fiber shell, it has latex foam, upholstered in fabric creating a personal “room” enveloping the person with walls and ceiling.
These features were designed to protect the occupant from draughts and provide privacy. The pedestal base is similar to Eero Saarinens tulip chair.
The form of the chair is organic, typical of the 1960’s period of technology imitating nature.
Aarnio believed that designers should use the most up to date technology as much as possible.
This chair expresses Aarnio’s conscious effort to move away from traditional chair forms and construction and move forward using new technology.
About the Designer Learn about Eero Aarnio and his design philospohies.
Further Resources on the Designer websites and books
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