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Eero Aarnio

Take a look at what Eero Aarnio has to say about his Ball chair

The Bubble Chair (Bing Bong)

The bubble chair designed in 1968 is made of Acrylic
and Chromed plated steel.

The reason why the bubble chair hangs from the ceiling is, as Eero makes clear "There is no nice way to make a clear pedestal". Once again Eero designed a chair which swallows up and isolates the seated person, providing a sense of isolation even in a room full of people.

Bing Bong was the name given by Asko. The American importer Charles Stendig called it Bubble chair.

There is a big 70's revivals and Aarnio's furniture has become fashionable once more.

courtesy of eero-aarnio.com


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Eero Aarnio Furniture

Pastille, 1967-1968
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Eero Aarnio 1932 Helsinki