Eero Aarnio

Eero Aarnio (1932-)
Rare Leather Ball Chair
Stitched leather, fibreglass and steel
1st edition Globe chair,Produced by Asko
Stamped on underside
Upholstered in original cognac leather
Finland c 1964

Height: 120cm
Width: 110cm
Depth: 90cm

When Eero Aarnio's unapologetically sculptural Ball chair (or Globe chair) debuted at the 1966 International Furniture Fair in Cologne, buyers from 30 countries placed orders for their homes.
Celebrities like Sammy Davis Jr. and Grace Kelly were among the early purchasers


Fiell, Charlotte & Peter. 1000 Chairs. Cologne: TASCHEN, 1997. p 429