Eero Aarnio

Eero Aarnio's designs continue to inspire and captivate people with their boundary-breaking approach to materials, colours, and forms. His work exemplifies the spirit of creativity and innovation, making him one of the most significant figures in contemporary furniture design.

Eero Aarnio, the Finnish designer, is indeed renowned for his innovative contributions to modern furniture design. Born in Helsinki in 1932, Aarnio studied at the School of Applied Arts in Helsinki from 1954 to 1957.

Aarnio's career as a designer took off in the early 1960s when he established his own design studio in Helsinki. One of his notable characteristics was his inclination towards using plastics, vibrant colours, and organic forms, which challenged the traditional design norms of the time.
Among his most iconic plastic creations are the chairs Ball (1963), the Pastil (1968), and the Bubble (1968). These designs became synonymous with Aarnio's style and are widely recognized as timeless classics in the world of furniture design. In addition to chairs, Aarnio also designed the abstract dog Puppy in 2004 and Trioli in 2008 (won the Compasso d'Oro) for the Magis collection Me Too.

The influence and popularity of Aarnio's work have led to many of his designs being featured in renowned museums worldwide. Some notable examples include the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the MoMA in New York, and the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.
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