“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.” - Eero Aarnio
The Bubble was designed by Eero Aarnio in 1968. 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.
The Bubble Chair has been featured in various different projects ranging from magazines to advertising and music videos. The Bubble can be found in museum collections all over the world, representing and symbolizing the aesthetics of the 1960s design. To this day Bubble is still Eero’s own favorite piece, with the original silver cushions of course. The essence of the chair is light especially with silver or white cushions. Recently added colors of natural and black leather give a little twist to this classic piece. One can simply sit down and marvel one of the most basic forms of nature. In a way Eero does not take credit for designing the Bubble, it was done by nature.
Round suspended chair with a clear acrylic shell with a stainless steel rim. Includes a polyurethane cushion upholstered in leather. Includes a a 2/4 m chain and two clasps. Carrying capacity is 200kg.
Professional installation required.
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