Hugh Hayden’s FUNature Tennis Ball Chair

Hugh Hayden's Tennis Ball Chair, funature, bklyn designs, reclaimed materials

There’s an overwhelming amount of furniture on the market that is geared mostly toward adult use. Hugh Hayden’s Tennis Ball Chair is not one of those pieces. Strong enough to bear the weight of adult bodies (a fact we tested and confirmed at this year’s Bklyn Designs show), the chair, made from (duh) repurposed tennis balls, is the kind of playful piece any kid will appreciate. It’s bright, engaging, and super comfortable. Plus, it bounces and jiggles without losing its shape (something adults and children both need).


A designer and architect, Hayden designed the Tennis Ball Chair as part of his larger FUNature collection, which also contains tables and chairs reminiscent of Chuck E Cheese–style ball pools. Each piece in the line is low-impact and sustainable–and surprisingly supportive. The balls are arranged in patent-pending tension-matrix, meaning the furniture is flexible and adjusts to the user’s body while also maintaining sufficient support and stability (perfect for children whose bodies are still growing and forming).

Hayden’s Tennis Ball Chair is not only a conversation starter, it’s also a superb example of how sustainable design can be fun and functional. Plus, we can’t imagine anything more likely to keep high-energy kids firmly planted in their seats.

+ FUNature

+ Hugh Hayden

+ BKLYN Designs

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5 Responses to “Hugh Hayden’s FUNature Tennis Ball Chair”

  1. cmarquis says:

    I love this chair it is so cool. I like that it is different, but it will last for many years in your home and decor

  2. bunky1 says:

    very cool!

  3. ub says:

    stupid, looks uncomfortable and about to collapse under the girls weight. major dust collector for any home

  4. suzieque says:

    When I read ball chair I was thinking of something like this ball chair for kids. Sitting on tennis balls probably isn’t as comfortable but still, it’s always good to see new designs.

  5. Mark Steven says:

    Thank you for sharing this it has a very informative content.. I hope more of this comes..

    God bless and more power..

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