Category: armchairs and lounge chairs
Eero Aarnio Bubble Chair
-Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Eero Aarnio said about the Bubble Chair: "After I had made the Ball Chair I wanted to have light inside it and so I had the idea of a transparent ball where light comes from all directions. The only suitable material is acrylic which is heated and blown into shape like a soap bubble. Since I knew that dome-shaped skylights were made in this way I contacted the manufacturer and asked if it would be technically possible to blow a bubble that is bigger than a hemisphere. The answer was yes. So, I had a steel ring made, the bubble was blown and when the cushions were added the chair was ready, and the name was obvious: "bubble."
Acrylglass, steel, upholstery.
41.5" dia. 31.5" deep 42.5" height
Eero Aarnio, 1968.