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Sunball Chair

Sunball Chair 1/50 by Herbert Selldorf & Günter Ferdinand Ris for Rosenthal
By Günter Ferdinand Ris, Herbert Selldorf, Rosenthal
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
1/50 rare sunball chairs made by Rosenthall in original coating. Designed by: Herbert Selldorf
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Vintage 1970s German Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass

Sunball Chair by Günter Ferdinand Ris and Herbert Selldorf for Rosenthal, 1969
By Herbert Selldorf, Günter Ferdinand Ris, Rosenthal
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
One of only 50 ever produced sunball chairs by Günter Ferdinand Ris and Herbert Selldorf for
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Vintage 1960s Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Original Sunball Chair by Gunter Ris and Ferdinand Selldorf for Rosenthal
By Ris and Selldorf, Rosenthal
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
space age outdoor swivel chair, As you can imagine, after 60 plus years, the original finish had become
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Mid-20th Century German Space Age Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Fiberglass

Ris & Selldorf German Post-War "Sunball" Chaise
By Ris and Selldorf
Located in New York, NY
German Post-War Design (1969) "Sunball" yellow fiberglass spherical shaped adjustable chaise with
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

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JAMES RIZZI "City People" Rosenthal Germany Collectible Plate Limited Edition
Located in North Hollywood, CA
. Standouts from this arm of Rosenthal include Gunter Ferdinand Ris and Herbert Selldorf’s futuristic Sunball
Category

Late 20th Century American Expressionist Decorative Art

Materials

Porcelain

1970s VASARELY "Live and let live love and let love" Rosenthal Framed Plate
By Rosenthal, Victor Vasarely
Located in North Hollywood, CA
. Standouts from this arm of Rosenthal include Gunter Ferdinand Ris and Herbert Selldorf’s futuristic Sunball
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Late 20th Century German Post-Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Porcelain

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By Herbert Selldorf, Günter Ferdinand Ris, Rosenthal
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By Ris and Selldorf, Rosenthal
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SUNBALL by H. Selldorf & G. F. Ris for ROSENTHAL made in Germany 1969
By Rosenthal, Ris and Selldorf
Located in Munster, NRW
Exclusive design piece for outdoor use by Rosenthal. The "sun lounge chair" is an extremely rare
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By Ris and Selldorf
Located in Munich, DE
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Sunball Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the sunball chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each sunball chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fiberglass, plastic and fabric. Your living room may not be complete without a sunball chair — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each sunball chair bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Rosenthal, Ferdinand Ris and Herbert Selldorf each produced at least one beautiful sunball chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Sunball Chair?

Prices for a sunball chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $15,950 and can go as high as $48,000, while the average can fetch as much as $25,000.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.