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Original Sunball Chair by Gunter Ris and Ferdinand Selldorf for Rosenthal

About the Item

This is a fully restored original version of this 1960's iconic classic astronaut's helmet style space age outdoor swivel chair, As you can imagine, after 60 plus years, the original finish had become matte and somewhat discoloured, so it has had a complete respray, the upholstery has been replaced with a very similar. Elephant cord velour fabric in orange. The mechanism which makes the two visors more easy to lift by way of strong coil springs have been meticulously remanufactured, as the originals had suffered the ravages of time and rust! For those who haven't seen one before, the seat can be placed in the upright position for two people to comfortably sit in sofa type position, or folded out into more of a super comfy double sun lounger. The visors can be adjusted to form a sun shade for the eyes or left fully open, and closed only when the sun disappeared for the night. There are two swing out tables, on with a removeable aluminium ashtray, the other with a holder for your glass of chilled wine! Allthough designed as a garden chair, this can of course be used indoors, but be sure to measure the size of access as taking it apart and rebuiding once inside is not for the faint hearted. Because of the size of this item. Price includes global front door freight shipping.
  • Creator:
    Ris and Selldorf (Designer),Rosenthal (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 59.06 in (150 cm)Width: 70.08 in (178 cm)Depth: 52.37 in (133 cm)
  • Style:
    Space Age (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1960s
  • Condition:
    Reupholstered. Refinished.
  • Seller Location:
    Little Burstead, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2100323718642
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