ball chair

Your home is incomplete without this ball chair!

Today, we would be introducing you to another furniture masterpiece; the ball chair. This ball chair has become famous due to its unique spherical design. The ball chair is made of polyurethane and was initially designed in 1963. Since then, the ball chair has been one of the most renowned chair designs. It is not just an attractive piece of design but also a functional addition to many homes and offices due to its ergonomic features and beauty.

 

What’s the inspiration behind the Ball chair?

The ball chair, also known as the Globe chair or ball arm chair; it was created by a Finnish designer named Eero Aarnio. After starting as a freelancer in the beginning of the 1960s, he was still an unknown designer who dreamt of creating a furniture piece that he would be remembered for. He had always been intrigued by sailing boats and had familiarized himself with a new material called fiberglass. He wondered if he could use this material for furniture. Eero knew that the best form for malleable plastic is curve. But a closed ball would endure almost anything. He found the most practical use for this new material he was working with. The Aarnios also needed a chair at home, which would be large enough for all four of the family [him and his wife Pirkko, and their two daughters], to sit together in. Even though functionality was always his first aim, Eero Aarnio is no ordinary designer. He said to his wife: “I will make a chair that when it is put in a shop window, no one will just walk past it.” He had always loved to provoke emotions and cause a stir with his designs. Continue reading here!

 

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What are the features of the ball chair?

The ball chair can rotate 360 degrees, in a swivel-like manner; which is what gives it its ergonomic character. In addition to rotating smoothly, the ball chair also has an adjustable height lever that allows users to adjust the height of the ball chair according to their personal preferences. The comfort of this ball chair stems from its round contours and high backrest for neck support. Eero Aarnio designed ball chair with a ball on top of a metal frame, which is supported by a round base. The ball itself is made from polyurethane and feels very comfortable due to its ergonomic shape. The ball chair is available in many different colors so that it can suit most preferences and interior designs. Since its launch in 1963, ball chair has been a huge success worldwide and is currently being sold by many different retailers. Continue reading here!

 

A few movies that used the ball chair…

Aarnio’s plan was to create “a room within a room” when he set about its design and if its striking globe-like appearance was enough to make it one of the coolest pieces of furniture around. Till date, the chair has appeared in Dazed and Confused (1993), The Prisoner TV series (1967-1968), Tommy (1975), and Mars Attacks! (1996).

 

Who needs the ball chair?

People who experience discomfort after long hours spent sitting in hard-backed traditional office chairs with fixed seats & armrests.

People who want to improve their posture at work.

Those looking relieve stress on their lower back & joints.

People with back or joint problems ball chairs are very expensive, which is the reason you need to be choosy when selecting one for your home.

 

How to use the ball chair?

The ball chair by Eero Aarnio works by allowing you to sit in an ergonomically correct position, putting less strain on your back. It also helps to improve posture when sitting for long periods of time at a desk or in front of the computer. However, no ball chair will help if it is not used correctly! For this reason, make sure you follow these instructions when using ball chairs:

  1. To start with, choose the right size ball. A ball that is too big will have more surface area touching the floor and may result in you tipping over backwards when seated on it; conversely, choosing one which is too small or under-filled may mean that you are forced into an over-extended posture. Think about this: when sitting on a ball chair, your thighs should be parallel with the floor and your back should be straight. Your head, neck and shoulders should be in line with the rest of your spine; if not, you will feel discomfort!
  2. Make sure that ball chairs are used correctly at home, the office or in the classroom by following these instructions:
  3. a) Sit on ball chair so that it is directly under your pelvis Press feet firmly into ground and tilt pelvis forward to flatten ball against pelvic rim.
  4. b) Allow lower back to gently curve inward while bracing abdominal muscles. Hold position for 30 seconds before slowly returning to start position.
  5. c) To decrease intensity always keep ball close to pelvic rim. To increase intensity, move ball further away from pelvis.
  6. d) Relax ball chair once you have achieved the correct position so that your weight is being distributed evenly between ball and floor. Continue reading here!

 

twin ball chairs

 

How much does the ball chair cost?

The ball chair itself depends on where you buy it from; however the ball chair runs around $750-2,000, while some retailers sell ball chairs at inflated prices of around $3,000-$5,000. Here at Regency Shop, it costs about $1,300.

 

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Where can the ball chair be purchased?

At the time of this post, there are a few retailers that sell ball chairs: Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, Craigslist and also here at Regency Shop.

 

Where can you place the ball chair?

The ball chair is a great accent piece for your interior and especially suitable as an office chair. The ball chair looks good pretty much everywhere, but we would recommend using it under a window or by a table – then you can enjoy the ball chair from different angles at any time of the day. More tips!

 

What can you pair the ball chair with?

The ball chair could be paired with an ottoman to make an ultra-comfortable seat, or with a desk for the best working conditions. The ball chair is best used in rooms that can appreciate its beauty and novelty, whether it's placed in an office, living room, den or bedroom.

The ball chair could also be paired with the following types of tables;

- Coffee table

- End table

- Square table

- Dining room table.

 

ball chair and table

 

How do you clean and maintain the ball chair?

There are basically two ways to take care of ball chair.

First, you could just use your vacuum cleaner to remove any dust that has settled on the ball chair's surface.

Second, you can wash it with water and soap. Eero Aarnio ball chair is made from polyurethane and therefore it is very easy to clean.

If the ball chair has been exposed to some dirt and needs cleaning more thoroughly, scrub it with warm soapy water; or you could also use non-abrasive dishwashing liquid mixed with lukewarm water. Rinse off using cold tap water; drip dry.

 

Can the ball chair be used outdoors?

It's actually not recommended to place ball chair directly under the sun because it might damage the ball chair's color. Ball chairs should always be kept away from any heat source… even cigarette butts can burn ball chair material.

 

If you’re in the market for a new chair, we highly recommend giving the ball chair by Eero Aarnio a try. Not only is it stylish and fun, but it also provides health benefits that traditional chairs can’t beat. Plus, it’s affordable and easy to order online. So what are you waiting for? Buy the ball chair now!

 

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Eero aarnio ball chair

The ball chair, also known as the Globe chair or ball arm chair; it was created by a Finnish designer named Eero Aarnio. After starting as a freelancer in the beginning of the 1960s, he was still an unknown designer who dreamt of creating a furniture piece that he would be remembered for. He had always been intrigued by sailing boats and had familiarized himself with a new material called fiberglass. He wondered if he could use this material for furniture. Eero knew that the best form for malleable plastic is curve. But a closed ball would endure almost anything. He found the most practical use for this new material he was working with. The Aarnios also needed a chair at home, which would be large enough for all four of the family [him and his wife Pirkko, and their two daughters], to sit together in.

 

Buy eero aarnio ball chair

You can buy the Eero Aarnio ball chair here at Regency Shop at about $1,300.

 

Eero aarnio ball chair 1963

The Eero Aarnio ball chair is made of polyurethane and was initially designed in 1963.

 

Vintage eero aarnio ball chair

The vintage original Ball Chair designed by Eero Aarnio, features red fabric upholstery, and a while exterior. It was produced in the 1960s and it measures 105cm x 98cm x 120cm.They could go for as much as $6,000.

 

Eero aarnio ball chair dimensions

The dimensions to the original classic measures; 105 cm x 98cm x 120cm.

 

Eero aarnio ball chair original

The vintage original Ball Chair designed by Eero Aarnio, features red fabric upholstery, and a while exterior. It was produced in the 1960s and it measures 105cm x 98cm x 120cm.They could go for as much as $6,000.

 

Eero aarnio ball chair replica

The ball chair we have on sale is a replica, but it is made with the best materials. It features an entertaining iconic masterpiece that successfully blends art and science. Embracing design that accommodates privacy and conversation. Sturdy base made from injection-metal. Our replica features;

Durable reinforced fiberglass shell.

Expertly-stitched upholstered high-density comfortable foam.

Luxurious Cashmere Interior NOT cheap fabric.

Thicker Fiberglass than other retailers.

 

Eero aarnio ball chair with speakers

Some replicas of the ball chair come with stereo speakers and bluetooth connectivity, which makes them the perfect lounging or relaxation spot.

 

Original eero arnio ball chair for sale

You can buy the Eero Aarnio ball chair here at Regency Shop at about $1,300.

 

The ball chair by eero aarnio

The ball chair, also known as the Globe chair or ball arm chair; it was created by a Finnish designer named Eero Aarnio. After starting as a freelancer in the beginning of the 1960s, he was still an unknown designer who dreamt of creating a furniture piece that he would be remembered for. He had always been intrigued by sailing boats and had familiarized himself with a new material called fiberglass. He wondered if he could use this material for furniture. Eero knew that the best form for malleable plastic is curve. But a closed ball would endure almost anything. He found the most practical use for this new material he was working with.

 

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