Advertising
Advertising

You are here

Furniture Designer Focus: Eero Aarnio

Read Article

Eero Aarnio’s persistent quest for functional forms and manufacturing processes has been at the center of his iconic and prolific career.

  • 
  Aarnio turned 75 in 2007, but the commissions continue to flood in.  Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse
    Aarnio turned 75 in 2007, but the commissions continue to flood in.

    Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse

  • 
  A proliferation of Puppies, Aarnio’s 2005 design for Italian manufacturer Magis, gather in the living room of his Veikkola, Finland, home. Aarnio’s playful spirit, evident in the iconic Ball Chair, is alive and well in his new work.  Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse
    A proliferation of Puppies, Aarnio’s 2005 design for Italian manufacturer Magis, gather in the living room of his Veikkola, Finland, home. Aarnio’s playful spirit, evident in the iconic Ball Chair, is alive and well in his new work.

    Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse

  • 
  A trio of miniature Pastil Chairs.  Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse
    A trio of miniature Pastil Chairs.

    Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse

  • 
  Aarnio’s tools of the trade.  Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse
    Aarnio’s tools of the trade.

    Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse

  • 
  A miniature Ball Chair.  Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse
    A miniature Ball Chair.

    Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse

  • 
  The Rocket stool, Aarnio’s 2007 design for venerable Finnish producer Artek.  Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse
    The Rocket stool, Aarnio’s 2007 design for venerable Finnish producer Artek.

    Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse

  • 
  Roll of tracing paper in hand, Aarnio contemplates his next move in his home office addition.  Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse
    Roll of tracing paper in hand, Aarnio contemplates his next move in his home office addition.

    Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse

  • 
  Aarnio works out his designs digitally at a drafting table.  Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse
    Aarnio works out his designs digitally at a drafting table.

    Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse

  • 
  The Bubble Chair is made from a single sheet of heated acrylic.  Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse
    The Bubble Chair is made from a single sheet of heated acrylic.

    Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse

  • 
  The Formula, Pastil, and Tomato Chairs (pictured here) all follow a similiar typology.  Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse
    The Formula, Pastil, and Tomato Chairs (pictured here) all follow a similiar typology.

    Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse

  • 
  The Aarnios’ living room includes a wall of magazine covers featuring the designer’s work and a pair of white Pony chairs, Aarnio’s 1973 design.  Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse
    The Aarnios’ living room includes a wall of magazine covers featuring the designer’s work and a pair of white Pony chairs, Aarnio’s 1973 design.

    Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse

  • 
  Eero and Pirkko Aarnio, in their home’s kitchen, have been married for over 50 years.  Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse
    Eero and Pirkko Aarnio, in their home’s kitchen, have been married for over 50 years.

    Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse

  • 
  The home also features an elegant sauna—this is Finland after all.  Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse
    The home also features an elegant sauna—this is Finland after all.

    Photo by: Joanna Moorhouse

@current / @total

More

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments
Advertising