Eero Aarnio Originals – the sole authorised manufacturer of classic designs by Eero Aarnio

Forever young Bubble chair turns 50 years

Bubble chair 50 years today

Believe it or not, the Bubble chair has its 50th birthday today! It's still looking so modern and fresh. Eero Aarnio designed the Bubble in 1968 and today is the day when Eero made the first sketches.

According to Eero’s notes, the Bubble hangs from the ceiling because ‘there is no nice way to make a clear pedestal.’ It shares the same unique acoustics as the Ball Chair, a little cocoon that shields off the outside world. This is how Eero describes where the initial idea for the Bubble came from:

“I had the idea of a transparent ball, where light comes from all directions. Acrylic can be heated and blown into shape like a soap bubble, and I knew that dome-shaped skylights were made that way. I contacted a manufacturer and asked if it would be technically possible to blow a bubble big enough for my chair. They said yes.”

Special discount to celebrate the birthday

To celebrate we are offering 15% discount for the Bubble at our webshop. Claim the offfer with the code BUBBLE50YEARS at the checkout.

Shop the Bubble HERE

Available with white, silver, natural and black leather cushions.

Offer is valid until 18.10.2018