Eero Aarnio – Finnish Modern Furniture Designer
Eero Aarnio 1932 Finland
Eero Aarnio was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1932. He graduated in 1957 from the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki.
Aarnio embraced the new material production processes that were available from the late 1950’s onwards.
He believed that designers should use the most up to date technology possible.
His design concepts were well ahead of his time and he didn’t follow any predetermined style, instead he paved a path for others to follow if they dared!
The Pastilli chair provided him with an American Industrial Design Award in 1968. This rounded moulded fibreglass chair appears to float above the floor. It’s smooth glossy finish and pod like form suggests it resembles a sculpture rather than a chair.
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