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Interior Essentials: Eero Aarnio Ball Chair

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Every now and then a furniture designer comes along that is somewhat of a game changer and Eero Aarnio is certainly one that falls into this bracket. The most iconic piece of furniture from the Aarnio stable of design is that of the Ball Chair which utterly revolutionised the way in which people approached furniture design and it is all the more amazing when you consider the piece was first released over 40 years ago in 1966.


There can be few pieces of designer furniture that have caused such a talking point than that of the Eero Aarnio Ball Chair and it has become one of the defining pieces of designer furniture of both the 20th and 21st Century.

It is testament to just how far ahead of his time he was from a design point of view that Aarnio’s designs seamlessly fit into contemporary, modernist homes today despite the actual designs taking place decades ago. The Ball Chair is almost certainly the Finnish designer’s most accomplished and timeless piece of designer furniture and will make a statement in any home or commercial property.

Needless to say that you will want your furniture to be comfortable so you will be glad to hear that Aarnio’s Ball Chair was once described by The New York Times as being the “Most comfortable chair” – difficult to top acclaim of that magnitude to be fair and it really isn’t difficult to see why so many homeowners in 2013 are wanting to add this piece of Aarnio furniture to their collection. You can find the Eero Aarnio Ball Chair online at Swivel UK.

This is a guest post authored by Leo Parker.