How to Hang a Bubble Chair Stand

Updated April 17, 2017

Bubble chairs, or round wraparound chairs, have enjoyed many years of popularity as a fun example of modern home furnishing design. The space-age aesthetic of the bubble chair is heightened still further if you have a hanging stand for your bubble chair, allowing the chair to be suspended from the ceiling. Fortunately, you can install your hanging bubble chair stand yourself, with just a few common household tools. A hanging bubble chair is a good choice for any part of the house with an open, airy floorplan.

Ask a friend to hold the bubble chair stand at the desired height. Measure the distance between the top of your hanging bubble chair stand and the ceiling, using a stepladder.

Purchase a length of heavy-gauge chain cut to fit this measurement minus 6 inches to account for additional hardware. Check that the chain is rated to support the weight of the chair plus 113 Kilogram.

Find a ceiling joist with a stud finder. If you have a textured ceiling, place a piece of cardstock between the stud finder and the ceiling to improve the accuracy of the reading. Move the stud finder in methodical rows until a joist is located. Use the stud finder to determine the centre of the joist, and mark this point with a pencil.

Attach a 3/8-inch drill bit to a drill, and drill directly up at the marked point. Wear safety glasses during this step to keep falling dust from irritating your eyes. Drill to a depth of about 5 inches.

Insert a 7/16-inch-diameter eye lag screw into the pre-drilled hole, and tighten until the top of the eye is even with the ceiling.

Hang an S-hook from the eye screw, and suspend the length of chain from the S-hook.

Hang a second S-hook from the bottom of the chain, and hang the bubble chair stand from this S-hook.


Never stand on the top step of a stepladder.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Stepladder
  • Heavy-gauge chain
  • Stud-finder
  • Cardstock (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Cordless drill
  • 3/8-inch drill bit
  • 7/16-inch-diameter eye lag screw, 6-inch length
  • 2 S-hooks
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About the Author

Fred Samsa has been writing articles related to the arts, entertainment and home improvement since 2003. His work has appeared in numerous museum publications, including program content for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and he was awarded a Presidential Fellowship in 2005. He holds a Master of Arts in art from Temple University and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Brown University.