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Eero Aarnio

Aarnio turned 75 in 2007, but the commissions continue to flood in.

Finnish furniture designer, born in 1932, came of age as the post-war boom was sweeping Europe in the late 1950s and 1960s. Most famous for his Ball Chair, which evokes the Swinging Sixties better than nearly any other piece of furniture design. Aarnio's work has meant an expansion of what can be done with plastics and fiberglass. The Pastil Chair and Tomato Chair followed and he scored another hit with the suspended Bubble Chair.


Diva Watering Can by Eero Aamio

Diva Watering Can

Modern housewares manufacturer Alessi teamed up with Finnish designer Eero Aarnio to create the Diva, a curvaceous green, black, or white watering can that looks as good as it is handy.