Image: Tim Webber

I love it when design is fun and whimsical but also practical like this: the Beach Ball chair designed by Tim Webber.  

Webber's original idea was to experiment with inflatable structures and he also had a desire to explore and repurpose common objects.  Here he takes eighteen beach balls and has bound them in a steel frame which holds the balls securely in place and forms a supportive frame.  The balls are positioned in such a way that when seated the body only makes contact with the inflatable objects and not the steel supports, creating unusual and tactile sensations. In addition to the Beach Ball chair,  a Beach Ball sofa is also available.

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