Design classic (3) – Bubble chair

Morning morning folks!  Today I thought I’d top off the week with a short and sweet design classic post on Eero Aarinan’s Bubble Chair.  Designed in 1968, this acrylic bubble hangs suspended by a chain from the ceiling, and is pretty ruddy modern/bonkers if you ask me – I can’t actually decide if I like them or not…  The authentic chappies are manufactured by Adelta, and have cushions in a range of colours and fabrics.


(credit: Adelta)

I have tried very hard this morning to find decent interior design schemes featuring these bad boys but have come up at a bit of a loss.  I’m very selective about what I post up on this blog as I have to admit I’m quite fussy about what I do and do not like, and there are lots of space-age grotesque schemes out there that simply do not cut the mustard!

But here are a few I’ve found that I do approve of – hope you like.

This next one is of Kelly Hoppen’s home and is my fave of the bunch. 

She also produces her own version of the chair:

Love the piece mixed with graphic prints here: 

And this Living etc. cover story had my jaw on the floor when I saw it for the first time:

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So what do you reckon??  Do they look like they should be in a sci fi flick, or would one look right at home in your living room…?


  1. annie says:

    I think they’re really pretentious, unless they’re in a hotel or somewhere. I like the one in the Kelly Hoppen place though, it look more unobtrusive. But look how smug that couple are!

    I think I could live without one.

    Have a great weekend Elly! Your wedding month weeeeeeeee!

  2. Lauren says:

    You know, I see why it’s hard to find good photos of these. I love them, BUT. Can’t see it in my house. And I have to admit, I’d be a bit nervous in one too! But I’m kind of dumb that way. Happy weekend. Are you ticking down the days to wedded bliss?

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