- 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.
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 swivel
- Solid and smooth finish
- Carpeted base
- Exciting to sit in
- Great conversation piece
- Strange 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
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!
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 visually
- fab upholstery choices
- long wait but worth it!!!
- Looks nice
- Slow shipping