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In order to execute fabrication of the chair, Aarnio was inspired by skylights. "Since I knew that the dome-shaped skylights are made in this way I contacted the manufacturer and asked if it would be technically possible to blow a bubble that is bigger than a hemisphere."
It was, and after adding a ring around the opening and a cushion, he had created the Bubble Chair.
Aarnio could not find a good way to make a transparent stand for the chair, so this issue was solved by looking up and hanging the chair from the ceiling.
Here the clear acrylic of the Bubble Chair relates to the clear glass wall next to the stairs and the skylights.
These Bubble Chairs are placed at the edge of an indoor pool. The relationship to the artwork behind them is remarkable; I am currently in the process of putting together an interview with the artist, Charline Lancel, that I will be sharing with you soon.
The Bubble Chair blocks out a bit of noise, and thus is a good place to find a little solitude in a crowded room. In this layout, it's perfectly placed in a great spot to let you climb in and be ever-so-slightly anti-social.
Here the Bubble Chair hangs unobtrusively in an otherwise unused corner of the room.
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