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Eye Candy: Bubble Chairs

by on Sep 22, 2011

In 1968, after he conceived the Ball Chair, Eero Aarnio, a pioneer in using plastics in industrial design, created the Bubble Chair as a reduction of its predicessor. He wanted the chair to be light-filled, and since, as Aarnio maintained, “There is no nice way to make a clear pedestal,” it had to hang from the ceiling. Iconic in shape, the space-age design is as fresh today as it was 45 years ago. Original Eero Aarnio Bubble Chairs are still to be had. To find a retailer near you, visit Eero Aarnio. (An original clocks in at around $4,700 whereas a knock off will set you back around $900.)

Okay, that was the ‘good for you’ educational part of this post. Now, let’s get to the dessert, shall we? The photo pictured above looks to be straight out of 1968, white boots and all. Less downtown girl, the suburban-like interior (pictured below) from Twenty First Century Retro is warm and inviting.


The Bubble certainly doesn’t disrupt this breathtaking cityscape view found at Dick Clark Architecture via House of Anais.

modern living

The Bubble is as equally at home in a minimal, seaside setting. Via Jeff Andrews Design.

"Beautiful Bubble Chairs for Fun"

From refined to funky. From Room Service Store.

Hanging Bubble Chair

The Bubble in a dining room? Yes. From Contempoo in the living room.

Modern Dining Room Idea with Suspended Bubble Chair

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