The name in itself is comical, balloon chair. I look at these types of chairs and think of high society, Elegance, and maybe derived in the 1800s era. These chairs are almost like a work of art with their delicate frame. Wgen you sit in one, you can feel like you’re getting your hair done. You know in the olden days where they would place a circular tube like over your head so your hair can dry. I love these chairs! Very unique and definitely a statement item.