Disney’s Mickey Mouse, global icon and true original, turns 90 years!
To celebrate Mickey who has brought so much joy and magic to people’s lives all over the world we partnered up with Disney to combine the two true originals: Mickey Mouse and the Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio.
90 years ago, on 18th of November 1928, Mickey Mouse made his first appearance in Steamboat Willie. To celebrate this occasion, Disney has teamed up with iconic brands who are paying homage to the mouse that has delighted people all over the world for almost a century.
Four years after Mickey’s debut, Eero Aarnio was born. When he was a little boy he was so impressed by Disney’s animations that he used to make drawings of Mickey Mouse. In 1963, Eero designed one of the most recognisable chairs in the world, the Ball Chair. The chair is one of the most beloved classics of Finnish design and it was his international breakthrough. The Ball Chair can be found in the collections of design museums around the world and it has starred in several movies, music videos and magazine covers.
Disney has been a fan of Eero Aarnio's colorful and playful style for a long time. They reached out to Eero Aarnio and suggested a collaboration to celebrate Mickey's anniversary. Eero's idea was to combine the two true originals sharing the same round shapes and iconic status. Disney loved the idea of the Mickey Ball Chair. Eero drafted Mickey's face to the back of the Ball Chair, and the illustration is hand painted to each chair.
From these two icons, both in love with optimism and creativity, stems an almost perfect and natural bond. Two true original peers who have played major roles in pop culture now come together in this extraordinary version of the Ball Chair, aimed at the true connoisseur.
The limited-edition of 50 chairs is available only until the end of 2019.