This is the first prototype of the Giant Ball Chair, made with white fibreglass shell and upholstered with Kvadrat Tonus 4 Red 130. The Giant Ball Chair has travelled with us in Stockholm for the Furniture Fair 2019, in Copenhagen for the 3 Days of Design, and in Helsinki to Habitare 2019.
Eero Aarnio came up with the giant version of the Ball Chair many years ago while taking note of how small children absolutely loved the original chair. He wanted to create the same experience for adults. The designer feels strongly that as we grow we unfortunately lose our playful take on life and often overthink. Throughout his career Eero Aarnio has strived to preserve the child-like playfulness and curiosity that makes life wonderful. The Giant Ball Chair is a reminder that we all should embrace the small child within and allow moments of happiness.
The dimensions of the Giant Ball Chair are 200 x 200 x 250 cm and it weighs abt. 220kg.
More information and the story behind the Ball Chair (1963) can be found here.
More original Aarnio designs