Eero Aarnio the globe chair
The popularity of plastics in Finnish furniture design lasted from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s and Eero Aarnio (1932-) was at the forefront of the trend. His premier examples were the playful shape of his fiberglass "Pallo" (Globe) chair and his "Pastille" chair, an indoor/outdoor, Pop take on the rocking chair, which won an American Industrial Design award in 1968.
Aarnio was born in Helsinki and studied at the Institute of Industrial Arts there, graduating in 1957. In the late fifties he worked with the Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara, and in 1960 he started working for the Asko Co…
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