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Eero Aarnio
Eero Aarnio
(born 21 July 1932, in Helsinki) is a Finnish interior designer, noted for his innovative furniture designs in the 1960s, such as his plastic and fibreglass chairs.[1]

Puppy toy by Eero Aarnio
Eero Aarnio
at the Googleplex, 2008

Aarnio studied at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki, and started his own office in 1962. The following year, he introduced his Ball Chair, a hollow sphere on a stand, open on one side to allow a person to sit within. The similar Bubble Chair
Bubble Chair
was clear and suspended from above. Other innovative designs included his Pastil Chair (a beanbag-like molded armchair),[2] and Tomato Chair (a seat molded between three supporting spheres). His Screw Table, as the name suggests, had the appearance of a flat head screw driven into the ground. He was awarded the American Industrial Design award in 1968. Aarnio's designs were an important aspect of 1960s popular culture, and could often be seen as part of sets in period science-fiction films.[3] Because his designs used very simple geometric forms, they were ideal for such productions. Eero Aarnio
Eero Aarnio
continues to create new designs, including toys and furniture for children. Eero Aarnio
Eero Aarnio
opened his official webshop and first Design Eero Aarnio
Eero Aarnio
Showroom, in Helsinki. There you can find Aarnio`s latest design, prototypes and latest news.

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References[edit]

^ "Eero Aarnio". Scandinaviandesign.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-05-12.  ^ "A10905 Armchair, 'Pastilli', moulded fibreglass reinforced polyester, designed by Eero Aarnio, made by Asko Finnternational, Finland, 1968 - Powerhouse Museum Collection". Powerhousemuseum.com. 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2010-05-12.  ^ "13 Iconic Chairs You Should Know". www.nonagon.style. Retrieved 2018-01-10. 

External links[edit]

Eero Aarnio
Eero Aarnio
biography at FinnishDesign.com Website of Eero Aarnio, compiled by his daughter Eero Aarnio
Eero Aarnio
collection at the Israel Museum. Retrieved September 2016.

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 154683629 LCCN: no2016090284 ISNI: 0000 0001 0350 3189 GND: 129570494 SUDOC: 163694990 ULAN: 500270610 KulturNav: 2e064a15-de28-4480

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