Beautiful lamp

Adam on Dec 16, 2016

I'm really pleased with this lamp from 122 Design. It has giving my living room a unique light. I ordered in Copper which was originally used in the Langelinie Pavillonen and is my favourite version. Good quality

It fit my living room perfect!

Line Smith on Nov 30, 2016

What a stunning chair in our living, it fit perfectly. Quality is above standard. will come back!

Helpful livechat

David Smith on Nov 30, 2016

Pleased with the help I received on the liveChat by Peter

Identical with Original

Jack on Jul 25, 2016

I have bought both the blue cashmere egg chair and the swan chair (same color) for our daughters new flat. The design is awesome, you have to arrange delivery yourself as they aren't allow to ship outside Ireland. Sounds as a pain but its super easy and cost 60€ for delivery to Frederiksberg with DSV, took two days.

Great Service, they keep their promise

Julie on Jul 25, 2016

The quality is amazing, it was ready after 6 weeks (not 6 months!). Really happy with the chair.

Helpfull staff!

Elisabeth on Jul 25, 2016

I was unsecure about choosing Italian leather or go for the Danish cashmere, but got help on their live chat, they really know about their details. 122 Design is truly a heaven if you love cheap high quality stylish furnitures for your home.

Really Good Quality

Richard on Jul 25, 2016

I ordered my Egg Chair with Black Italian leather last month and have now received it. I'm really please with the seams and the attention to the details. The service was good, there was a nice catalog with the package and how best practice after care. Worth to sign up for their newsletters, they send out good inspiration emails.

Great service!

Johan on Dec 16, 2016

Had to change the colour after, and that was super easy. I spoke to David on the LiveChat and they quickly changed it. Really good aftercare, appreciate it was easy to get in touch with them and they solved my issue quickly, even on a Sunday. Now I have 4 lovely white chairs in my living room, they look beautiful and just in time for Christmas!

Really good quality, friendly livechat!

Louise on Dec 16, 2016

Always wanted the y chair for our new kitchen. Great quality (this was actually why I bought from 122 Design) and good support after my order. Smart with the livechat, I used that before I finally made up my mind. I think a lot of online furniture store could learn something from 122 Design!

Virkelig flot!

Elsie on Jul 09, 2016

People who pay the original price, must feel stupid. There is no difference, and the quality is really amazing at 122 Design

Perfect

Elizabeth on Jul 09, 2016

Really good quality

High quality

Eleanor on Jun 09, 2016

But pleasantly purprised with the quality and it looks really nice in our house. I had to arrange my own delivery, it might sounds complicated and expensive but its not. When the product is about to be ready, they contact you. It took me 5 min and cost 39 euro for a lounge chair.

Amazing

Edith on Jun 09, 2016

Just a little tips, speak to one of their advisors on livechat before you buy. I revieved 10% off!

Great support!

Dorothy on May 09, 2016

I just want to make everyone aware, that the detailed quality of this lamp is just amazing. There is no difference in this one or what you can buy in e.g. Louis Poulsen, except you are saving a LOT of money. Ohh well, 122 Design is also open in the weekends. 6 weeks from ordered to ready!

Same as original, just cheaper

Doris on May 09, 2016

Really easy process. received what i order really quickly.

Just a little tips

Donna on Apr 10, 2016

Speak to one of their advisors on livechat before you buy. I revieved 10% off!

Great

Diane on Mar 10, 2016

As expected. Very good quality, delivery took 6 weeks.

Just a little tips

Debra on Feb 10, 2016

My favorite chair. Bought two with my husband for their hunting house. We went for Walnut (a bit more expensive) but really nice quality.

Flot kvalitet

Deborah on Feb 09, 2016

Excellent Service and most importantly: perfect furniture. A bit of wait though.

Just a little tips

Dawn on Jan 09, 2016

I have ordered different designs inspired by the designer Eames and I gotta say there are all individually great, there is a nice finish to each of the designs and it is really easy to assemble. I thought first that all of them would be delivered assembled but the DSW and DAW comes in two part the feet and seat separate, but to be honest there is nothing as simple as those to build. Regarding the service, not a lot of follow up on order maybe this is something 122 Design could improve but apart from that I am just happy!

Eero Aarnio's Ball Chair

The Ball Chair is probably the best-known work by the innovative Finnish designer Eero Aarnio. Designed in 1963, this iconic chair features a truly futuristic look, based on simple and minimalistic geometric design which ensured its place on the sets of many Science Fiction movies of the 1960s.

In 1962, Eero quit his job at the Finnish design company Asko and started his freelancing career. After moving to a new house with his wife, he noticed that they did not have a suitable big chair, so he decided to design one himself.

The Design Process

Instead of designing a traditional armchair, Aarnio decided to do something completely new. Bored with traditional materials like wood, he decided to use the potential of modern materials like plastic or fiberglass to create a simple, modern and rather unconventional design. After further simplifying his early drawings, Aarnio noticed that his design has become, as he said, “merely a ball”.

Eero’s design was, at the time, a radical innovation in furniture design and something which was never done before, so he had to reinvent the designing process. To ensure that the chair is comfortable, he pinned the full scale drawing on a wall and sat in front of it in a regular chair, while his wife drew the course of his head on the wall. That’s how he determined the height of the chair and, being a sphere, the other lines were easy to deduce.

Unprecedented Innovation 

At the time it was first designed, the Ball Chair was something completely new both in terms of design and materials used. While most of the designers still mostly used wood and other “noble” materials, Aarnio made his chair out of fiberglass, with upholstered seat placed inside the spherical shell. The combination of shape and materials amplifies the voice of the person sitting in the chair, while the sounds coming from the outside are muffled.

The Ball Chair went into production in 1965 and was available in white, black, red and orange colours. The following year, six chairs were ordered for the Cologne Furniture Fair, and while many thought that none of them would actually be sold, it proved to be a huge success. In just one week, the chair was ordered from over 30 different countries and the success earned Eero Aarnio reputation of a world-renowned designer.

The Legacy of the Ball Chair

The Ball Chair went on to become one of the international fashion icons of the 1960s. Many have argued that the optimistic spirit of the era that preceded the 1970s oil crisis is epitomized in this classic piece of modern furniture. The German newspaper Die Zeit wrote that Aarnio’s work reflects a “naive belief in progress”, while the notable German Vitra Design Museum has called the Ball Chair a “symbol of the optimistic and consumer-centric 1960s”. The museum argued that Ball Chair is part design, part architecture.

In The Washington Post, the Ball Chair was described as the prime example of Eero Aarnio’s timeless style which manages to retain its success and popularity through the decades, even though the world faced many crises since the optimistic Swinging Sixties. With its modern and unconventional look, the Ball Chair became an integral part of popular culture that was seen countless time both on TV and in the cinema. Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks, Men in Black II and even Vivienne Westwood’s fashion shows all featured this classic of industrial design.  As the Spiegel magazine notes, Eero Aarnio’s Ball Chair has accommodated both supermodels and secret agents throughout the years and is still a recognizable piece of designer furniture today.

 

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