Fibreglass

Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio

This chair could be made in many ways but I found the fabrication process explained by Eero himself:

“/…/ I made the first prototype myself using an inside mould, which has been made using the same principle as a glider fuselage or wing. I covered the plywood body mould with wet paper and laminated the surface with fiberglass, rubbed down the outside, removed the mould from inside /…/”

If the rammed earth is the timeless, plastic is the future. Atleast the future from the past. A strong, durable and lightweight material. I don’t know if it is the aestetics associated with the material or the material itself that interest me, but it is interesting.

Picture is from the Movie “Moon Zero Two”, taken from: http://chairblog.eu/wp-content/uploads/Ball-Chair-in-Moon-Zero-Two.jpg

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