Eero Aarnio

 Eero Aarnio
 b. Helsinki, Finland 1932

As one of the great innovators of modern furniture design, Eero Aarnio has helped to cement Finland in the international design market. Aarnio's pioneering use of plastics, vivid colors, and organic forms in the 1960s produced his now iconic creations including the Ball (1963), the Bubble (1968), and the Pastil (1968) chairs, each of which echo the pop culture and spirit of their time. With an array of distinct and visually striking designs, the simple geometric forms of Aarnio’s chairs were very popular as set pieces in 1960s science fiction films. His designs have also been used in international films, music videos and fashion shoots. Many of his works are included in the world's most prestigious museums, including Victoria and Albert Museum in London, MoMA in New York, and Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.

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