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.