Eero Aarnio Ball Chair


Eero Aarnio Ball Chair

$1,899each$4,31956% off
High Quality Materials, 1-Year Warranty, Hand-Crafted

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.


  • 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
  • High quality swivel base with a ball-bearing mechanism ensures smooth rotation and superior durability
  • Suitable for both residential and commercial use
  • CA117 & CA119 fire rating on all materials
  • Will fit through standard 31.5" doorway


Seat Height16.5"
Warranty2 Year Limited Warranty
What's Included(1) Eero Aarnio Ball Chair
Shipping MethodFree Ground Shipping (Freight)

Product Reviews: Eero Aarnio Ball Chair

Review Summary
Eero Aarnio Ball Chair   $1,899.00
36 Reviews
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94% Recommend this product (34 of 36 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
The real thing
March 12, 2017
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.
Identical 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. Larger 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
Very Pleased with my purchase
November 11, 2016
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.
Duel Roller Bearings in the swivelSolid and smooth finishCarpeted baseExciting to sit inGreat conversation piece Strange smell for the first week or soNo 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 Tatterscratch
Midlothian, Virginia
Review for Eero Aarnio Ball Chair
March 30, 2021
Don't be tempted by lesser reproductions of this classic chair - The Inmod ball chair is carefully-designed and sturdily made. The designer's attention shows in such small but eye-pleasing details as the gently tapered roll of the upholstery at the chair's mouth, and the ball swivels smoothly on its substantial roller bearings with just a light push.

The plastic smell that a few people have mentioned in their reviews is initially present but fairly unobtrusive, and it will fade in a matter of days as the upholstery is allowed to breathe.

Although it isn't openly mentioned as an option, I encourage buyers who would prefer custom upholstery to contact the friendly and helpful Inmod staff, who can accommodate materials such as velvet for a uniquely personal touch.

As someone who is very attuned to small details, I was initially skeptical about what I would find when I unpacked my Inmod ball chair. But as particular as I am, this chair actually exceeded my expectations, and will shortly become the first thing guests see when they enter my home. Well done, Inmod!
By Anne
Review for Eero Aarnio Ball Chair
January 11, 2021
?tonnamment spacieuse ? l’int?rieur, avec un faible encombrement. Pivote tr?s facilement.
By Sheng
Rockwall, TX
Inmod has it all
January 26, 2020
Surprised I've never seen this chair in person before visiting inmod! The design is super futuristic and retro at the same time. I love it.
By Michael
Denver, CO
January 9, 2020
The glossy orange with the green upholstery is SOOO DIFFERENT! Nothing else like it around. It's actually becoming more of an attraction than the "la chaise" I ordered from here last year, which was a real head turner. Thanks!
By Jason
Portsmouth , NH
the waiting game
January 9, 2020
As much as I appreciate the choice of customizing, I felt impatient while waiting for this chair to arrive. Customer service reassured me it would come, but it felt like it took a lifetime to get here. Happy that it is here now though!
By Katie
Sarasota, FL
absolutely the most wonderful chair
December 29, 2019
YUP! Pretty much the best chair I've ever sat in! Love that I own one myself now!
By Jennifer
Lewis Center, OH
this chair is badass!
December 10, 2019
This chair is so FREAKING COOL! I ordered in blue and it feels like I am inside of a spaceship everytime I sit down. The swivel base is definitely a nice feature (which I didn't know it came with until after). Don't let the unique design intimidate you! If I would have allowed it, I wouldn't be jumping for joy at how much I love this chair!
By Jay
Boulder, CO
modern upgrade / colors
May 31, 2019
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
love it!!
January 23, 2019
I for one LOVE that this chair makes a BIG statement - it's fantastic!
By Stephen
Washington, DC
stands out a lot
January 23, 2019
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
Fab Chair; Ordered a Matching Second One
November 27, 2018
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.
gorgeous chair quality-wise and visuallyfab upholstery choices long wait but worth it!!!
By Deborah
Los Angeles, CA
all time favorite chair
October 12, 2018
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
Stunningly high quality in customizable Ball Chair
September 27, 2018
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
Nice Chair But Took Forever to Receive
September 15, 2018
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.
Looks nice Slow shipping
By Arnisha
Athens, OH
blown away!
July 5, 2018
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
1960s chic
May 23, 2018
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
best seat in the house
May 4, 2018
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!
By Deb
San Mateo, CA
Bulky best to pair with a few taller furnishings
May 4, 2018
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
swivel feature a huge plus, <3 inmod was a great recommendation
March 30, 2018
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
A real TREAT!!
February 27, 2018
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
what i wanted for a while, a little large looking
February 27, 2018
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
retro style & futuristic wrapped into ONE!
February 6, 2018
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
met expectations in quality but special order took forever
February 6, 2018
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
great gift for mod style lovers!!
December 5, 2017
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!

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Questions & Answers

10 Questions & 10 Answers
from Ohio asked:
April 12, 2022
Hello! Can you please provide the diameter of the opening from fiberglass to fiberglass as well as the depth of the ball from the opening to the apex of the curve? Thank you!
1 Answer
The diameter is 43" and the depth is 38.25". 
Submitted by: Customer Service on April 12, 2022

from NC asked:
September 13, 2021
Is a matching ottoman available?
1 Answer
We do not have a matching ottoman for this item. You can check out this other version we have which an ottoman can be ordered.

Submitted by: Customer Service on September 13, 2021

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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