Thursday, July 29, 2004


I don't think I can describe the Pony any better than creator Eero Aarnio already has: "A chair is a chair, is a chair, is a chair ... but a seat does not necessarily have to be a chair. It can be anything as it is ergonomically correct. A seat could even be a small and soft Pony on which you can 'ride' or sit sideways."

not. a. toy.
Aarnio maintains that the Pony is not a toy, at least not a toy for kids. To emphasize the point, he made it big. How big? Trust me, the thing is, like, big. Like, bigger than you think when you think "big" but not quite into "huge" territory. Big enough for a big kid like me anyway. Big enough that you better have a big room to put it in, too.

As far as sitting on the Pony goes, I don't think that's going to happen too much. It's really more of a looking-at than a sitting-on piece. And honestly it's mostly a what-is-that? kind of piece. But those are certainly fun to have around. And the Pony is funner than most.

The original Pony was released in 1973, but Aarnio and ADELTA have teamed up to make a modern version. It's only for those with, like, big wallets though. The cheapest I've seen it is about $2,000. I guess I'm going to confine my looking-at to the store for now.


Blogger joost said...

I have a copy of Casa (a Japanese design mag) that comes with a plastic model of the Pony.

11:01 PM  
Blogger Feng Qin said...

The first time i look at it, somethings come out in my mind. Guess what. It's Sony's "canine", Aibo -- entertainment robot. Do you ever heard it before? Sound good eh? Ya, how big this cutie cutie chair, i really can't imagine it..

2:41 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

it's the cutuest chair i've ever seen!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Nikoy said...

I never thought of it as a chair when i first saw the picture above. It looks nice, cute, ergonomic, doesn't look too comfy though.

1:01 AM  
Blogger Pril said...

Wow i thought it was like a chia pet thing... it looks like a plastic toy! i wonder how long i could sit in that!
thanks for the awsome links~

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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1:55 PM  
Blogger vincent404 said...

very cool

4:26 PM  
Blogger Crescendo said...

Y'know, I want one of those. It's so modern and orange and purtyful that I just really want one. I wish that I had the money :( But then again, if most of use had $2,000 smackers, we wouldn't spend it on a chair. I'd be paying off the rest of my debt (so... close...), and then getting things that I need instead of want. Dang. Reality is a drag, isn't it?

6:46 PM  
Blogger reality speaking said...

Wow, when I saw that I actually wanted to sit on it. I wish it would pop up in front of me so I could sit on it now. If I had a chance, id sit on it all the time. Who says orange things that look like ponies cant be comfortable? If it were cheaper Id save for that. If I were rich Id buy it. If it were in front of me... Well, Id sit on it.

6:13 AM  
Blogger bigboobmcgee said...

I would have some fun with that pony.

7:06 PM  
Blogger Ngakaari said...

Don't like that orange colour much, should come in different colours.
A baby blue blow up version of it would be cute.

5:41 AM  

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