Eero Aarnio designed the original Bubble chair in 1968 while residing in Finland. The industrial modernist design of the chair provides for a seating experience that is simultaneously encapsulating and transparent at the same time. The floating feeling is accomplished by suspending the Bubble chair in mid air using the built in Stainless steel frame arch or mounting to the ceiling using the ceiling mount version. Aarnio selected a synthetic upholstery to provide the modern industrial feel he was intending for the chair. Although the bubble chair takes up similar physical space as a standard chair, from a design perspective the transparent chair floating off the ground provides a whimsical feeling of airiness. This precision reproduction of the original uses the same high quality Acrylic shell, premium stainless steel frame and retro futuristic silver upholstery.
Bubble depth from front to back is 25 inches; Period correct silver seat and back cushions 22 inches x 22 inches x 3 inches thick.
Stainless steel chromed base 26 inches in diameter; 1 1/2 inches diameter stainless steel arch support.
Dimension: Floor to bottom of ball 21 inches; Floor to top of steel support arch 62 inches.
Front bubble opening measures 38 inches in diameter