hanging bubble chair

The Iconic Hanging Bubble Chair!

Are you looking to spice up your décor at home and introduce something different? We’ve got you covered! Today’s chair oozes sophistication and agelessness. It’s a design has been around for over 50 year, and has refused to die. From the man who gave us the Ball chair, we present to you the Hanging bubble chair.  It’s timeless classic, which has graced many homes, and seen many generations. We only serve you the best of furniture pieces here at Regency Shop. So, get ready to be thrilled as you read further.

 

Eero Arnio

The Bubble Chair was created by Eero Aarnio. It’s design dates back to 1968 and that makes it even more surprising and fascinating. According to Eero’s notes, original the Bubble chair was hung from the ceiling because ‘there’s no nice way to make a clear pedestal.’ He is well known for his plastic and fiberglass chairs. Eero Aarnio was born in Helsinki, Finland. He studied at the Institute of Industrial Arts, before he began his own interior/industrial design office in 1962. For his earlier designs, such as his basket chair Jattujakkare; Aarnio used natural materials. His most popular design, the Ball Chair (designed in 1962) which is a hollow sphere made of plastic, with an opening on one side that has a padded interior and a seat. In 1968, Eero Aarnio won the American Industrial Design Award for the Plastil Chair, which is a curved, organic design made of fiberglass, and floats on water. Many of his designs are humorous and interesting. A few are; the Pony Chair and The Tipi [which is a chair made in the shape of a bird]. He combined the Scandinavian tradition of simplicity with innovative use of materials, and created furniture designs that are sculptural yet functional. His designs went on to become iconic in popular culture during the 1960s, and his works are held in several museum collections, such as;

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London,

The Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, and

The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

 

eero aarnio

 

History and inspiration of the hanging bubble chair

As a young boy Eero Aarnio was fascinated with soap bubbles. In the city, he had never made one. But on escaping the war to the countryside, he remembered blowing huge soap bubbles from a barn. The bubbles would take off with the wind and drift far away into the fields. The image of a field filled with transparent soap bubbles stuck with him and never left. After the success of the Ball Chair, Eero carried on designing again with functionalism as his goal. The ball chair seemed to be a perfect hiding place from the outside world; but Eero later discovered that reading in the Ball chair was not ideal. There was not enough light inside this chair. So, he came up with all kinds of ideas on how to let in light inside the Ball Chair… including an experiment with a small window in it. After various efforts, he wondered if the shell could be made of transparent material. At first, he drew the shell to consist of two halves; joined together with a seam. He came to the conclusion that it would probably work, but the look would not be what the he desired. The family had half-round acrylic ceiling windows at their home, and he started to wonder, how are they actually made? Eero Aarnio grabbed the yellow pages and under the occupation listings found a company, which produced ceiling windows. He called them and simply asked how the windows are made, and if his idea could work. Alas, the idea was possible! Acrylic can be heated and blown into shape, just like a soap bubble. He was later faced with another problem. With a shell made of acrylic, how would one fasten the shell to the pedestal? The structures would be too complex to work with, and the aesthetics would be totally different. There was really no nice way to attach the shell to a leg. He then came up with the idea of fixing it to the ceiling. The final sketch was done in 1968. Now, one won’t run out of light reading in the Bubble Chair, it’s flooding with natural light from all directions. When it came to using a chain to suspend the bubble chair, the decision was easy for Eero. A metal chain was by far the strongest in his eyes. Presenting the Bubble to Asko Furniture Company, they were very excited from the beginning. At this time, the Ball Chair had already gained a lot of momentum around the world, and the Bubble received high praise by the public as well.

 

Features of the hanging bubble chair with a stand

It shares the same peculiar acoustics as the Ball Chair. The hanging bubble chair comes in 3 variants;

-              The classic hanging bubble chair, attached to the ceiling.

-              The hanging bubble chair with a pedestal.

-              The hanging bubble chair with a stand.

We would love to talk about all 3, but since we only have the hanging bubble chair with a stand in stock; we would only tell you about that. The other 2 are amazing works of art, and we can’t wait to get them. For utmost comfort, the interior is usually lined with a cushion that can be upholstered with authentic leather, leatherette or a polyurethane material. The chair represents one of the most innovative uses of plastic in designing furniture pieces. It is held by a half-ring shaped steel pipe and a base. The bubble chair is attached to the stand with the use of a metal chain. This way, you can sit and it and swing. It gives the same feeling as sitting in the classic bubble chair suspended from the ceiling. One of the best things about this chair is the ergonomic sitting position it encourages.

 

bubble chair

 

What can you pair the hanging bubble chair with?

There are a number of other furniture pieces you could pair with the bubble chair. You could pair the hanging bubble chair with a side table, an ottoman [for extra comfort] or a sofa. There are other options for you. You could place in a corner, by a plant or by a floor lamp. Outdoors, you could pair it with a garden chair or bench or something more natural [rattan or cane].

 

Where can you use the hanging bubble chair?

There are quite a number of places to use your hanging bubble chair. The bubble chair sits well in the living room; alone or with other furniture pieces. You could place it on your porch or patio. But it should be shaded and kept away from direct sunlight.  You could keep it in your balcony, to enjoy the view from there. You could also have it in your bedroom. And lastly, you could have it as one of your garden furniture.  

 

Cleaning and maintaining the bubble chair

Every week, remove the cushions from the chair and shake them out. This will keep crumbs, hair, dust, etc., from building up on the cushions. You could also make use of a feather duster to keep it dust-free.  

You could vacuum the inside of the bubble chair and the cushions. If a drink or liquid gets spilled on or in the bubble chair, remove the cushions, and wash it with warm soapy water

If you're using your bubble chair outdoors, always bring the cushions in; to prevent damage from harsh weather.

You could have your leather cushions waterproofed. This will help prolong the life of the cushions and will make it easy for you to cleanup.

 

hanging chair

 

If you have $2000 to spare, you would be making a smart investment by getting the hanging bubble chair from us [here]. If you don’t have the money all together now, we have an installment plan too. Hurry while stock last. We are waiting for your order and your positive feedback.

 

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Bubble chair

The bubble chair is attached to the stand with the use of a metal chain. This way, you can sit and it and swing. It gives the same feeling as sitting in the classic bubble chair suspended from the ceiling. One of the best things about this chair is the ergonomic sitting position it encourages.

 

Globe chair

See Ball chair.

 

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Bubble chair with stand

The bubble chair is attached to the stand with the use of a metal chain. This way, you can sit and it and swing. It gives the same feeling as sitting in the classic bubble chair suspended from the ceiling.

 

Gold bubble chair

The bubble chair with a stand could also come with gold platted metal finishing.

 

Bubble swing chair

The hanging bubble chair is also known as the bubble swing chair.

 

Clear hanging chair

The ball chair seemed to be a perfect hiding place from the outside world; but Eero later discovered that reading in the Ball chair was not ideal. There was not enough light inside this chair. So, he came up with all kinds of ideas on how to let in light inside the Ball Chair… including an experiment with a small window in it. After various efforts, he wondered if the shell could be made of transparent material. At first, he drew the shell to consist of two halves; joined together with a seam. He came to the conclusion that it would probably work, but the look would not be what the he desired. The family had half-round acrylic ceiling windows at their home, and he started to wonder, how are they actually made? Eero Aarnio grabbed the yellow pages and under the occupation listings found a company, which produced ceiling windows. He called them and simply asked how the windows are made, and if his idea could work. Alas, the idea was possible!

 

Modern hanging chair

In recent times, hanging chairs have been designed in different styles and with different materials. A few of the materials used are, wool, rattan and metal rods.

 

Circle swing chair

The hanging bubble chair is also called the circle swing chair.

 

 Clear egg chair

The hanging bubble chair is also called the clear egg chair.

 

Hanging circle chair

The hanging bubble chair is also called the hanging circle chair.