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Hanging Bubble Chair


Eero Aarnio

Hanging Bubble Chair


Eero Aarnio
The Side View Of The Hanging Bubble Chair
Aarnio’s vision was to create a transparent ball where light comes from all directions. The Bubble Chair shares the Ball Chair’s cocoon-like design and special acoustics, which shield the individual from outside sounds, even in a crowded room. A feeling of freedom and weightlessness is achieved by mid-air suspension. These attributes, along with the soft, plush leather seat and backrest, offers the individual a private sanctuary. A place of peace, relaxation and pleasant isolation. As eye-catching, fresh and inviting today as when it was released more than 40 years ago, the Bubble Chair is an icon of modern industrial design.

Extraordinary because it comes from a place of love and optimism, shaped by gut feeling, curiosity, and imagination”

Eero Aarnio
The Side View Of The Hanging Bubble Chair

The Hanging Bubble Chair has featured on the cover of magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Wallpaper, Residence, Estetica, Villas, Plaisir de Livre, Maxim and Playboy.  

Elizabeth Arden, Vogue, Warsteiner Beer and Nokia have used it in their advertisements. Donnatella Versace, Courteney Cox and a slew of fashion models have been photographed in it, in various states of undress.

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Unparalleled Comfort

The New York Times has described it as “one of the most comfortable forms to hold the human body”. As the height can be adjusted, one can swing backwards and forwards, side to side, or any other way. One can turn towards the company in a room, or away from it. The chair has 150mm thick, plush polyurethane foam cushions.

Quality and Craftsmanship
The lightweight shell is reinforced by a chromed stainless steel hoop frame, which ensures durability and strength. The polyurethane cushions are covered with 1.0mm – 1.2mm thick plush leather. It is tough-wearing, resistant to water and dirt and easy to maintain. The product has a carrying capacity of 120kg.
Eero  Aarnio  is considered a great  innovator of  modern  design. Born in Helsinki, Finland  in 1932, he studied  at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki and graduated in 1957.  A true artist, he  worked as an interior decorator, photographer, industrial and graphic designer before he began working with plastic as a medium for high-end furniture.  He opened his own design office in  Helsinki in  1962, and soon after introduced  the design of the  Ball chair, with which he went on to  achieve international success.  Aarnio  favours  bright  colours  that pop  and there is an element of  humour  and fun in his  designs.  His work is  bold,  imaginative,  playful  and  appeals universally  to young and old.  He  is  rightly  acknowledged as a  master of design  by almost every important design and modern art museum in the world.  
“I wanted you to sit in my chairs like in a Porsche.”
Eero Aarnio on the design of the Ball Chair
Product Literature
Plush, thick (1.0mm – 1.2mm), top-grain Italian leather covers the 150mm polyurethane foam cushions. The strong acrylic shell is transparent and seamless. The stainless steel tube is chromed and forms the frame provides optimum stability. The chain has a carrying capacity of 1 ton. Our reproduction stays true to the original specifications of the design.
Product Materials

FrameChromed tubular stainless steel 

Shell: Acrylic (BPA-free) 

Chair upholstery1.0mm – 1.2mm thick top-grain Italian leather 

Chair padding: Polyurethane foam cushions (FR Foam Crib 5 tested) 

Mountings: 2 metre steel chain, ceiling hooks & snap hooks included 

Packaging: We include the cost of a special wooden crate to ensure this chair arrives from the factory in mint condition. 

Optional extras: 

metre chain 

Product Dimensions

Height: 105 cm 

Width: 103 cm 

Depth: 90 cm 

Carrying weight: 120kg 

Weight as shipped: 28 kg 

Care Instructions

This product is suitable for outdoor use but the cushions should be taken indoors in night and rain. Direct sunshine outdoors should be avoided.  

The acrylic ball is not designed to carry more than the maximum weight limit of 120kg. It will crack or break under loads of more than 120kg.

Leather: Occasionally remove dust from the leather with a damp, lint-free cloth. Small soiled spots can be gently removed with a colourless rubber (eraser). Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off with a little water. Once a year, the leather should be treated with a special leather care product, but never with any type of strong cleansing agent. Only use quality leather products which do not leave residue. Oily build-up on the leather makes it susceptible to bacteria, which can destroy the leather. Clean the stitching with a soft-bristle brush. 

Make sure that your leather furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle. In addition, we recommend that leather surfaces are not permanently exposed to intense sunlight, because direct sunlight over an extended time period can diminish the quality of the leather. 

Leather can be treated occasionally with conditioners to keep it in its original state. Liquid spills should be blotted up immediately, not wiped. For daily cleaning, dust leather with a soft cloth.

Metal: Do not use an abrasive material on the metal. Clean the item with a mild detergent and water. Dilute in the mild detergent in water so it is not too harsh on the metal. You can dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in the solution or a non-abrasive pad and use it to scrub off any residue or dirt on the item. Scrub the item with a soft toothbrush or a non-abrasive pad. Dry any residual moisture with a soft, dry cloth. 

AcrylicCan be cleaned using a mild detergent or a glass cleaner with a soft cloth. Do not use hard woven cloths or abrasive cleaning agents. 


Mounting Instructions: 

We highly recommend and advise professional installation for the hanging bubble chair.  

Hang the bubble chair at least 1m from any wall and adjacent furnishings to prevent bumps and dings.  

Hang from solid concrete ceiling, using a ceiling hook made for hammocks which is at least 10 mm wide and with a carrying capacity of at least 200kg. Alternatively, hang from a steel or wooden support beam (a joist), using steel wire which is at least 8 mm wide and with a carrying capacity of at least 200kg 

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