Eero Aarnio Ball Chair


Eero Aarnio Ball Chair

$1,119each$4,31974% off
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High Quality Materials, 5-Year Warranty, Hand-Crafted

Our fiberglass features an eco-friendly polyethylene lacquer undercoat & finish. It meets all US federal regulations to give you peace of mind that our fiberglass is 100% consumer product safe.

Gabriel of Denmark
Gabriel of Denmark has been used for many decades by top manufacturers to upholster iconic designs of the 20th century, and for good reason. This durable, woven fabric is soft, yet offers great strength and stability, and is manufactured by Gabriel, one of Denmark's most reputable upholstery manufacturers. Featuring a hand-picked variety of Gabriel fabric mainstays from the Medley, Sodley and Fighter collections, Inmod offers choices featuring bright & bold pop tones and sleek, sophisticated grays and browns, so you can wrap your classic replica in authenticity. Rich in texture, our selection of Gabriel fabrics feature two to three tones, providing depth and a rich, plush appearance. It also has excellent resistance to fading and will hold its shape, preserving your classic for many years to come.

Vintage Tweed
Durability & stability meets vintage appeal in this plush woven synthetic blend (polyester & acrylic). Each of our Vintage Tweed fabrics are richly textured, subtly combining two to three varying colors, which together compose deep earth tones ideal for any piece and any space. Enjoy an iconic mid-century look that is soft to the touch, that won't fade, and that you'll cherish for years to come. Our Vintage Tweed collection is ideal for residential and commercial use.

New Zealand Wool Tweed
This New Zealand Wool blend has been a choice upholstery solution for designers & manufacturers of iconic original mid-century classics for many decades. This stylish wool blend offers a classic tweed vibe to give your piece a distinctly mid-century look and feel. It is gorgeous, super-soft to the touch and is textured with a subtle two-toned checkered pattern. It regulates temperature well, while still being cozy. Using a combination of premium New Zealand wool (the finest in the world) woven with just the right amount of viscose, this collection is waterproof, anti-electrostatic and stain & flame resistant, making it equally perfect for both residential and commercial use.

Danish Wool
Named after it's Scandinavian aesthetic, this tightly-woven blend combines the world's finest wool (from New Zealand) with luscious texture and commercial grade durability, and is available in a carefully selected spectrum of muted tones and pop colors. It's no wonder that this fabric has been a choice fabric option for the designers of original mid-century classics for over 50 years. With a wool content of 85%, our Danish Wool blend offers a softness to guarantee your comfort, and a nylon content of 15% provides performance-grade enhancements. This material is waterproof, flame & stain resistant and anti-electrostatic.

Kai Plush
Whether you're in the market for sophisticated neutrals or a pop of bold color, the Kai Plush upholstery is the perfect choice. Fade resistant and shape-maintaining, you can be sure that you are preserving your mid-century modern classic for many years to come. Textured weave, crafted from 100% polyester, offers subtle two-tone colors to bring out the best of your decor by bringing a contemporary twist to any iconic, classic design.

Euro Cotton / Linen Blend
Offering the best of both worlds, this lush blend (made by Para S.P.A. of Italy) offers an authentic recipe of 63% Italian cotton, and 37% Belgian linen, and is used globally by some of the most renowned designers of premium modern furnishings for both home and contract markets. Soft to the touch, our Euro Cotton / Linen Blend is smooth in texture and light-weight. It retains a plush look and resists piling. It is also flame & stain resistant, waterproof and anti-electrostatic. Curated tones for the mid-century connoisseur, this collection offers a harmonious balance of both bold and understated earth and pop colors.

Italian Cotton
100% Italian cotton has never felt this luxurious. Made by Para S.P.A. of Italy, our Italian Cotton Collection offers softness and commercial-grade durability. Understated tones of blues, grays, cream & brown, enhanced by a stunning woven texture, creates sleek modern looks, while preserving a mid-century aesthetic. This is the ideal cotton fabric solution for use in residential or commercial spaces, due to its resistance to fire & stains. It is also anti-electrostatic and waterproof.

Eero Aarnio Ball Chair

Inspired by the 20th century iconic Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio, Inmod's highly accurate replica allows you to create your own customized version. Stocked in the most widely sought after combinations or special ordered to meet your personal decor needs, you can choose from Polyester, Danish & New Zealand Wool or Italian Cotton upholstery along with the color and finish of the sturdy and durable fiberglass shell.
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  • Unparalled accuracy and quality not found in most other reproductions
  • Classic retro-modern design brings funky yet functional style to your updated home
  • Accurate reproduction of Eero Aarnio's original 1963 design
  • Semi-sphere frame and base made from strong and durable fiberglass (most competitors use ABS or other plastics)
  • Multiple vibrant color options available
  • 5-panel interior enhances the chair's classic style
  • Plush, removable back and seat cushions keep you comfortable and supported
  • Inside and cushions are upholstered for added comfort
  • Available in your choice of upholstery type and color combination
  • High quality swivel base with a ball-bearing mechanism ensures smooth rotation and superior durability
  • Suitable for both residential and commercial use
  • Customizable design ensures a perfect match to your existing decor
  • CA117 & CA119 fire rating on all materials
  • Will fit through standard 31.5" doorway


Seat Height16.5"
Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty
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Shipping MethodFree Ground Shipping (Freight)

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Eero Aarnio Ball Chair

Eero Aarnio Ball Chair

The Eero Aarnio Ball Chair is undoubtedly one of the most well-known of all the mid-century modern classics. Introduced in 1963 this chair enjoyed almost immediate popularity, which continues today. Own your own version of the Eero Aarnio Ball Chair with Inmod's signature reproduction, which offers hands-down the highest level of accuracy, quality and attention to detail. Don't settle for any other reproduction. The Eero Aarnio Ball Chair is made of a fiberglass frame with a swivel base. It features a classic 5-panel interior, with removable seat and back cushions. The Eero Aarnio Ball Chair will impress even the most selective, with its incredible quality. Its admired look will fit right in with your modern décor, while paying tribute to one of the 20th century's most influential designers.

More than a quality reproduction, this Eero Aarnio Ball Chair is customizable. It can be upholstered in your choice of fabric and color. Our Ball chairs have been used to promote brands, draw attention to trade show displays, furnish commercial and public spaces. You can also add unique statement in your home with your very own version of the Eero Aarnio Ball Chair.

Eero Aarnio is an internationally known designer for his ground-breaking contributions to modern interior design. In 1962, following his studies at the Institute of Art in Helsinki, Finland, he began his own business. Shortly after, he created his celebrated Ball Chair design in 1963. The Ball Chair is among his most admired designs, and has been featured in numerous films, television shows, magazines and other media outlets, both in the past and in present day. More than the pioneer of countless innovative designs, Aarnio can be credited with inspiring an entire generation of designers.

Why Our Ball Chairs are the Best:
Inmod has been selling reproduction Ball Chairs since 2003, and nobody knows ball chairs better than us. Inmod's reputation early on was built on the attention we pay to accuracy, especially with regard to the Ball Chair, which has long been our best selling furniture item. But as the demand for Ball Chairs has grown in recent years, so has the demand for affordability. To satisfy both needs, Inmod has developed the highest quality, most accurate reproduction on the market, period.

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Product Reviews: Eero Aarnio Ball Chair

Review Summary
Eero Aarnio Ball Chair   $1,129.00
29 Reviews
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93% Recommend this product (27 of 29 responses)
By Carmen
Lake Forest Park, WA
March 27, 2018
I love this chair but never thought I would be able to own such a well made quality version. I ordered the cardinal red wool fabric - we have had it a few months and it has held up well. It's a conversation piece in our living room and my kids love it too. Super stylish, bold, and beautiful. Love it!
By Dan
San Francisco, CA
March 12, 2017
The real thing
The retail world is littered with low quality reproductions - this is not one of them. We checked the dimensions when we ordered and hoped for the best, and we were extremely pleasantly surprised. Everything about this chair is spot-on - the dimensions, shape, look and feel, quality of the components, features like the swivel, etc. From the interior feel, cushions and you name it, we can't tell the difference from the ones we tried in Finland and the design shops. We're extremely pleased with it and are looking at putting more purchases through this store.
ProsIdentical to the original ball char - same shape (slightly more than half a sphere, curves in a little bit unlike the low quality reproductions). Same 5 slice fabric arrangement inside. Padded with foam under the fabric, good sized and comfortable cushions. Nice lacquered exterior, very uniform without manufacturing defects. Good swivel base with heavy screws and bearings which look very sturdy.
ConsLarger than we thought, even though we really measured twice. Make sure you really pay attention, this chair made it through our front door but not through the office door. Needs to vent a little bit when you take it out of the box, ours smelled a little bit like glue - the smell went away in a few days though.
By Collin
Bellingham, WA
November 11, 2016
Very Pleased with my purchase
Of course we all have dreams owning a ball chair. Finally i decided to shell out the money and get one sight unseen (orange and white). There was obviously concern that i was going to be unhappy with the quality. After i set it up, all my fears were laid to rest.
It was shipped in a big box with the base not attached. The hardest part about getting it set up was all the protective bubble wrap.
It is quite large, barely fit through my sliding glass door on my porch (Make sure to have a game plan for getting it inside)
The rotating base is attached using two "roller bearings" and is extremely sturdy. Its nice and smooth and you can easily spin yourself in a circle.
There isn't much back support for tall people (we just don't fit very well), so i added another pillow. My lady friends fit much better.
ProsDuel Roller Bearings in the swivel Solid and smooth finish Carpeted base Exciting to sit in Great conversation piece
ConsStrange smell for the first week or so No optional ottoman offered (I would have happily bought one) Difficult to get out of (But that is just a characteristic of all ball chairs) May need to add extra cushions for increased comfort
By Jay
Boulder, CO
May 31, 2019
modern upgrade / colors
My first time seeing this chair in wolf grey, this is what I was looking for in terms of color for the ball chair. Perfect timing as I am furnishing my living room for a modern upgrade - thank you!
By Christopher
Seattle, WA
May 31, 2019
I never fail to order something I love that seems to not be proportionate to the surrounding furniture! Basically, scale is the issue here. The measurements are accurate, but it looks a tad out of place with my low-level furnishings.
By Donna
Commerce, MI
January 23, 2019
love it!!
I for one LOVE that this chair makes a BIG statement - it's fantastic!
By Stephen
Washington, DC
January 23, 2019
stands out a lot
I love this chair but it really stands out a lot in my house, i gotta find other furniture that helps tone it down a bit
By Rachael
Nazareth, PA
November 27, 2018
Fab Chair; Ordered a Matching Second One
I took my time when deciding to order this chair. I was swayed by the reviews as well as the description of the product and the varied choices for upholstery. I ordered a white shell with "steel grey" upholstery. I LOVE the upholstery. It is very tweed-like. I waited until I received the chair until I ordered a second, identical chair as I wanted to be assured the quality was as high as I anticipated. Since it was, I ordered the second chair pronto, and it is scheduled to arrive in a few weeks. These chairs are well worth the wait! If you are on the fence, you can feel confident ordering as I am extremely particular quality-wise.

TIP: REQUEST FABRIC SAMPLES!!! Inmod was so helpful early on in my decision process as they promptly mailed me fabric samples which were CRUCIAL in my making the right fabric choice. I highly recommend ordering the free samples as this is a fairly high ticket item so it is worth waiting the extra few days for the samples.
Prosgorgeous chair quality-wise and visually fab upholstery choices
Conslong wait but worth it!!!
By Deborah
Los Angeles, CA
October 12, 2018
all time favorite chair
Can't get enough of this chair! I'm sitting in it right now as I write this review and it is comfortable, cozy and the best seat in the house!
By Christine
Pinecrest, FL
October 12, 2018
Bulkier than I imagined it would be, sort of looks out of place amongst my other furniture
By Elisabeth
Cleveland, OH
September 27, 2018
Stunningly high quality in customizable Ball Chair
I've wanted a Ball Chair since I was a little girl, and now I have one! Perfect for introverts, writers, and those who enjoy quiet ... and a simple way to add a private space to an otherwise open floorplan. I bought this Ball Chair and the matching side chair from Inmod in the same off-white body and grey custom fabric and they match perfectly and both are gorgeous! The wool fabric is very sturdy and thick ... think institutional-grade upholstery. Before ordering I also got a lot of help from Inmod's awesome customer support on the actual dimensions for the (very large) Ball Chair. Originally I wanted this to go into a bedroom at our house up two flights of stairs ... but there was no way the chair was going to fit ... and Inmod's team was very cool about helping me come to terms with that fact. So instead we made a place for the Ball Chair on our first floor ... as our front door was the only one in our house with a doorframe large enough to accommodate. This is actually better than our original idea as visitors to our home enjoy it when they come through! So happy with this purchase ... and with Inmod.
By Tyler
Mesa, Arizona
September 15, 2018
Nice Chair But Took Forever to Receive
This is a cool iconic chair and definitely a conversation piece. We opted for the white gloss shell and mellow yellow fabric which looks great in our home. Ordered the chair beginning of May and didn't receive until beginning of September. So if you are in a hurry, this might not be the best option for you. What was especially irritating is the fact that you get an email notification saying it will take between 4-6 weeks to ship from China to NJ after you wait 8-10 weeks for them to make it. Then once it reaches the NJ facility from China it takes another 4 weeks for them to make sure there's no damage and ship out from NJ? After that, it took the transit company another 3 weeks to drive it from NJ to Phoenix.. We called a couple times for updates and customer support was great anytime we had a question. Quality of fabric is decent but cushions seem like they are not filled completely with material which makes the fabric look loose. All in all, decent chair, decent price, crazy slow shipping.
ProsLooks nice
ConsSlow shipping
By Arnisha
Athens, OH
July 5, 2018
blown away!
Surprised at how low the cost is now that it's here, it's amazingly well-made and quality is impeccable
By Emily
Brighton, MA
July 5, 2018
Heavier than I hoped it would, I had some trouble moving it around to see where I wanted to place it
By Julie
Rochester, NY
May 23, 2018
1960s chic
loved the ability to create my own color combination while still maintaining that iconic mod style - 1960s are back in home decor at least among me and my friends - seeing it pop up everywhere and so happy to finally own one myself!
By Azy
Potomac Falls, VA
May 4, 2018
best seat in the house
If you own one of these chairs best to know beforehand that EVERYONE LOVES this chair and EVERYONE wants to sit in it! It's a favorite - happy to own one!
Prosattractive appealing comfy
By Deb
San Mateo, CA
May 4, 2018
Bulky best to pair with a few taller furnishings
Bulkier than I thought it would be! Very cool design that i've had my eye on for a while but does take up a decent amount of space, best to have enough room for this chair to not look overwhelming in a space. Plus, I think having taller furnishings like bookshelves would help complement it.
By Max
San Francisco, CA
March 30, 2018
swivel feature a huge plus, <3 inmod was a great recommendation
I was told inmod was the place to go to purchase a ball chair for the best price and quality, it took a little longer than expected to arrive but it was worth the wait - it is wonderful! The feature I didn't realize it had was the swivel base which was a HUGE plus! Find this chair to be the best purchase I've made in a long time
By Damien
Kansas City, MO
February 27, 2018
A real TREAT!!
Super duper cushy!! Love the soft cushions and internal padding, it's like having a personal sanctuary to retreat in, a treat to own!!
By Irma
Pflugerville, TX
February 27, 2018
what i wanted for a while, a little large looking
Size looks a little larger than I expected alongside my other furnishings but I've wanted a ball chair for a long time so I'm not going back!!
By John
Dallas, TX
February 6, 2018
retro style & futuristic wrapped into ONE!
A life size and functional toy! I seriously feel like a kid in a candy store whenever I visit this site, this chair is my little reading and relaxing nook with a futuristic spin - couldn't believe the price either - 100% SATISFIED!
By Amanda
Chicago, IL
February 6, 2018
met expectations in quality but special order took forever
This as a special order took WAY TOO long to arrive in my opinion - yes, it is what i wanted and yes I am happy with it but I am really not used to waiting months for a piece of furniture to arrive - HOWEVER, i went with INMOD because of the quality of their reproductions on ball chairs which i have to say lived up to their name regardless of the lengthy wait time
By Roger
Midland, TX
December 5, 2017
great gift for mod style lovers!!
my cousin said it was the best gift she ever received for any birthday ever! She absolutely adores interior decorating especially this modern style, I'm so happy she's happy and customer support was helpful throughout the entire process as I wanted everything to arrive in a timely manner and be perfect! Thank you so much!
By Riley
Fort Worth, TX
October 19, 2017
wow!! blown away by this design!
I was browsing for new furniture for my house and came across this, I knew I had to have it the second I saw it! It is amazing, best seat in the house, nothing compares!
By Ezra
Washington, DC
July 20, 2017
mod perfection
Been slowly redesigning my loft in a mod style, this piece really brought it all together! Thank you!
By Priscila
Everett, MA
June 29, 2017
perfect buy
feels like its own little nest, so happy with this reproduction, absolutely perfect
By Yolanda
West Chester, PA
May 14, 2017
surprise for my daughter!
i'm going to surprise my daughter when she gets home from summer camp by redesigning her entire room, I KNOW she is going to love this chair! even thinking of getting one for myself, its like having your own personal comfy nest to relax in :)
By Eunice
Miami, Florida
April 21, 2017
Love the Chair
After looking far and wide for these chairs for our employee lounge area, InMod came through. Our staff uses them daily for power nap breaks to rest they're eyes after being on a computer all day. So far they are very durable even with all the daily usage. Thank you InMod for the outstanding customer service, great price and fast delivery. Our employees truly love them.
By Kfir
Dallas, TX
March 29, 2017
top notch quality, design, and comfort
I've had this chair for almost two years now and I couldn't be more pleased. The construction is very sturdy, the stitching and lining is very high quality, and this thing stands the test of my two kids sometimes using it as a merry go-round (when I'm not looking).

It's very heavy, and when you sit in it you feel like it is solid as it needs to be in order to last a very long time. I'm 200 pounds, and I feel completely at ease sitting in it when I watch TV or meditate.

I've looked at other ball chairs online and read in reviews that they are not sturdy and eventually break, which is why I went ahead and spent extra to get one from modloft - it's the real deal...

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Questions & Answers

8 Questions & 8 Answers
from Anacortes, washington asked:
June 10, 2018
how could I get this through the front door of my house will it fit? I've always wanted to buy this chair from this site because of your color options and quality but I would be heartbroken if I couldn't get the thing past the front door of my house.
1 Answer
The Eero Aarnio Ball Chair will fit through standard 31.5" doorway.
Submitted by: Customer Service on June 13, 2018

from Virginia asked:
May 9, 2018
I received my chair this week and LOVE it! But please tell me the maximum weight suggested for a person sitting in the chair. Thanks
1 Answer
The weight limit for the Eero Arnio Ball Chair is 300 lbs.
Submitted by: Customer Service on May 11, 2018

from Columbus, ga asked:
November 24, 2017
Hi, I have had 3 ball chairs that all broke. They broke at their bases and the upholstery came apart from the edge. I think it was a knock off. Is this chair of better quality? How is the upholstery attached to the shell? How is the shell attached to the base? Is there a warranty and if so for how long? Thank you Lance
1 Answer
Our Eero Arnio Ball Chair Replica is made with a swivel base with a ball-bearing mechanism which ensures smooth rotation and superior durability. The semi-sphere frame and base is made from strong and durable fiberglass (most competitors use ABS or other plastics) The upholstery is secured to the shell with glue, but we have never heard of the upholstery detaching. This item is rated for commercial / contract use and is backed by a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 24, 2017

from Boston, MA asked:
October 1, 2017
Where it is made? How long is warranty? If need be who repairs the bearing connection to the base? Is there a showroom (or past customer) at or near Boston, MA?
1 Answer
The Eero Arnio Ball Chair is made in our factory in China. We offer a 5 year warranty against manufacturing defects. With normal recommended use, the need for a replacement ball bearing would be covered under warranty. The nearest show room where we have this item featured is in Long Island City, NY.
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 2, 2017

from Boston asked:
March 18, 2017
Does this chair come fully assembled?
1 Answer
The Eero Aarnio Ball Chair requires minimal assembly, which includes attaching the base to the chair.
Submitted by: Customer Service on March 20, 2017

from Stockholm asked:
November 21, 2016
Hi there! This chair is just FABULOUS, and I really want all color combinations ... but will probably have to settle for just one. :) I have a couple of questions: what is the fabric made of? And also curious: who actually makes these chairs and where? I know they are replicas, so no worries there, I just happen to notice that quite a lot of shops on line market them, of which your shop seems most trustworthy. Some of the others claim that the fabric is made of cashmere, while you don't, and it seems to be the same chair, so I'm just wondering about that. Thanks for your response!
1 Answer
Thank you for your question. We offer this chair in many different type of fabric options. We have a Gabriel of Denmark fabric which is a high quality Danish polyester. We offer a few different type of wool blends, a cotton/linen blend or a 100% Italian Cotton. There are many different replicas on the market today and we are proud to offer the highest quality and most accurate on the market today.
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 21, 2016

from israel asked:
November 15, 2016
do you ship to Israel ?
1 Answer
Yes, we can ship our items all over the world. Please email us with your details and we can provide a shipping estimate.
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 15, 2016

from Elkhart, IN. asked:
September 22, 2016
Were are the ball chairs made?
1 Answer
Our Eero Aarnio Ball Chair replica is made in a high quality factory in China. Our collection of replicas are handmade using only the finest materials.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 22, 2016

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