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High detailed and accurate Ball Chair model. Fully layered, textured and mapped.
High quality polygonal model, correctly real-world scaled and centered at 0, 0, 0 for an accurate representation of the original object.
- Units: centimeters - Fully UV textured (unwrapped maps) with all materials applied. - The lighting scene included with the model - Objects are grouped and named according to their real purpose - All object colors can be easily modified. - Clean and optimized topology is used for maximum polygon efficiency. - Model is fully sub-dividable to increase mesh smoothness if needed. - No extra plugin are needed to open scene. - The presentation images were rendered with V-Ray - Renders images have no postprocessing.
Included textures for models: fabric_soft_wrinkles.png - 4096 x 4096 Fabric-Bump.png - 1000 x 1000 Fabric-Normal.png - 1000 x 1000 velvet_gloss.png - 2048 x 2048 velvet_normal.png - 2048 x 2048 velvet_refl.png - 2048 x 2048 velvet-texture.jpg - 1000 x 1000
The Ball Chair was designed by Finnish furniture designer Eero Aarnio in 1963. The Ball Chair is also known as the globe chair and is famous for its unconventional shape. It is considered a classic of industrial design. More recent versions have increased the overall size and added interesting features including music and MP3 player integration. The idea of the chair was very obvious. We had moved to our first home and I had started my free-lance career in 1962.
We had a home but no proper big chair, so I decided to make one, but some way a really new one. After some drawing I noticed that the shape of the chair had become so simple that it was merely a ball. I pinned the full scale drawing on the wall and sat in the chair to see how my head would move when sitting inside it. Being the taller one of us I sat in the chair and my wife drew the course of my head on the wall. This is how I determined the height of the chair. Since I aimed at a ball shape, the other lines were easy to draw, just remembering that the chair would have to fit through a doorway.
After this 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, had it upholstered and added the leg. In the end I installed the red telephone on the inside wall of the chair. The naming part of the chair was easy, the BALL CHAIR was born.