With its simple, bold shape and its bright colours Eero Aarnio’s Ball Chair is a typical symbol of the optimistic, consumer-oriented popular culture of the 1960s, and here it is recreated to great success in miniature form with the Vitra Miniature Ball Chair. The Vitra Design Museum’s miniature collection presents some of the most iconic classics of furniture history, and are highly collectible in their own right. The range of miniatures are mainstays of the workstations of design professionals and bookshelves of enthusiasts, with the slavish attention to detail resulting in ornaments that are in many ways as desirable as the historic originals.
The Finnish interior designer Eero Aarnio is one of the great innovators of modern furniture design.
In the 1960s, Eero Aarnio began experimenting with plastics, vivid colours and organic forms, breaking away from traditional furniture design conventions. His now iconic plastic creations echo the pop culture and spirit of their time. Many of Aarnio's works are included in the world's most prestigious museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the MoMA in New York.