Keep in mind that the Fine Mod Bubble Chair Stand is just that – it’s a stand for a bubble chair. Many buyers have complained that the initial description and photos made it appear that the bubble chair itself and the cushions were included.
A Stand for Bubble Chairs
The original bubble chair, which was designed and developed by Eero Aarnio, a notable Finnish designer whose works are displayed in museums, was hung from the ceiling. The hanging design was the result of a happy accident – there was no effective way to make a transparent stand to complement the transparent acrylic chair. Eero then decided to hang it by a metal chain from the ceiling and, thus, was born the now-iconic bubble hanging chair.
But the hanging design has its installation challenges. You have to possess a certain level of do-it-yourself knowledge and skills, especially in the use of manual and power tools. You should also have an assistant to complete the project in a safe and effective manner.
For this reason, many people hire carpenters to complete the job, which added to the costs. Many interested individuals just shied away from buying the hanging bubble chair for these reasons.
Fortunately, the bubble chair stand was invented. Basically, this is a metal stand with a wide base and a curved arc that followed the ball chair’s curve. The result is a work of art in itself!
The Fine Mod Bubble Chair Stand is made of stainless steel from its rod to its base. Stainless steel has several qualities that make it an excellent choice for a bubble chair including:
- Strong and sturdy material
Stainless steel can withstand years of use, especially when maintained in the proper manner. You can hang a standard bubble chair on the stand without worrying about the entire thing falling down like Humpty Dumpty on a wall. You can add your weight to the chair, too, with the piece still standing up.
This is because stainless steel is among the strongest metal alloys known to man. The alloy is, in fact, used in a wide range of applications in the automotive, home furniture and furnishings, and food manufacturing industries for this reason.
- Easy to maintain
Stainless steel is so easy to maintain, too. Just wipe down the stand from its top to bottom with a clean soft cloth on a monthly basis. This will remove the accumulated dirt, dust and debris on the surface, as well as maintain its attractive polish.
You don’t have to spray an anti-rust product on it, too. You may, however, use a metal polish to restore its shine, if necessary. You can also look forward to years of use from the stand, thanks to the proven durability of the alloy.
- Contemporary appeal
Stainless steel has a contemporary industrial appearance, thus, complementing the equally industrial feel of an acrylic bubble chair. You will get a steel-and-glass feel in an indoor/outdoor piece of furniture. You may even think of the metal stand as a great substitute for the metal chain in the original hanging bubble chair.
Beauty, durability, and strength – all of these qualities make the Fine Mod Bubble Chair Stand such a great product for modern homes and hotels.
The stand’s dimensions when assembled are 26 x 47 x 72 inches. It weighs 65 pounds when assembled, as well.
A few things to know about the stand when a bubble chair is attached to it. First, the chair can still swing and swivel around although these are minimal in nature. You will likely notice it when getting in and out of the chair.
Second, the chair shouldn’t be rocked like a hammock. You don’t want to take the risk of the stand and chair becoming detached from the extreme movement. You must remember that this is a bubble chair on a stand, not a swing, a rocking, or a hammock chair.
Just use it as a chair and you will get your money’s worth! Emphasis must be made that the bubble chair isn’t included in the package – you have to purchase it separately.
Here are its advantages:
- Made of durable stainless steel
- Easy to assemble including the attachment of the bubble chair
- Easy to maintain
- Wide base for stability
But there are disadvantages, too, although minor ones:
- Comes in two parts for assembly
- Doesn’t come with the bubble chair
If you’re looking for a stand for your bubble chair, then the Fine Mod Bubble Chair Stand is a good choice. You can bring down your bubble chair hanging from the ceiling and transfer it here.