When furniture takes the starring role: The Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio

Guest Feature by Natasha Brinsmead

First introduced to the masses in 1963, the Ball Chair designed by Eero Aarnio, was a firm favourite with everyone who was anyone during this time. With its quirky, fun and futuristic design and poptastic colours, The Ball Chair was sure to be a big hit with movie makers worldwide. 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.

To date, the chair has appeared in Dazed and Confused (1993), The Prisoner TV series (1967-1968), Tommy (1975), and Mars Attacks! (1996).

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The Ball Chair by Eero Aarino in Dazed and Confused
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The ball chair in the 1960s TV series The Prisoner
The ball chair in the 1960s TV series The Prisoner
The ball chair in the 1960s TV series The Prisoner
Ann Margret in a Ball Chair in Tommy (1975)
Ann Margret in a Ball Chair in Tommy (1975)
Ball chairs with dotty fabric in Mars Attacks!
Ball chairs with dotty fabric in Mars Attacks!

Whats the low down and where can I get one?

Firstly BEWARE! There are many rips offs out there. New officially licensed versions are available from our Film and Furniture interior design service where we can negotiate trade discounts on your behalf. Please email us at hello@filmandfurniture.co.uk for details

If you want a vintage original try Panomo.

Natasha Brinsmead writes for Zespoke.com and is associate editor at Homebuilding & Renovating.

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