Euro 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. Kardiel's Mid Century Classic Bubble Chair Style Premium Reproduction Features: * 1/2" thick clear acrylic bubble shell * Bubble depth from front to back is 25" * Period correct silver seat and back cushions 22" x 22" x 3" thick * Stainless steel chromed base 26" in diameter * 1 1/2 diameter stainless steel arch support * Dimension: Floor to bottom of ball 21" * Dimension: Floor to top of steel support arch 62" * Front bubble opening measures 38" in diameter HISTORY OF THE 1968 BUBBLE CHAIR 5 years after creating the iconic Ball Chair, Euro Aarnio goes back to the drawing board with the release of the 1968 Bubble Chair. The only thing similar is the shell and cushion shape. The Shell of the bubble chair itself is made from transparent Acrylic. The chair was released in 2 styles a ceiling mount and a Stand mount version. Both featured synthetic industrial modern silver cushion upholstery. Now an icon, the Bubble Chair has risen to iconic status, representing the freedom of unconventional, unabashed mid century modern design. History of the Original Bubble Chair Designer, Euro Aarnio Euro Aarnio (born 21 July 1932), a Finnish interior designer was particularly known for his innovative furniture designs in the 1960s, notably his plastic and fiberglass chairs. Aarnio studied at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki. In 1963, he introduced the Ball Chair, a hollow sphere on a stand, open on one side to allow a person to sit within. The similar Bubble Chair was clear and with suspension from above takes a floating appearance. Other innovative designs included his floating Pastil Chair and Tomato Chair. His Screw Table, as the name suggests, had the appearance of a flat head screw driven into the ground. Euro was awarded the American Industrial Design award in 1968. Euro's iconic 60's modern retro modernism designs are more desired now than ever.
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