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Eero Aarnio

Eero Aarnio is a Finnish interior designer known for his innovative furniture designs in the 1960s, such as his plastic fiberglass chairs. Studied at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki and founded his firm in 1962. The well known Ball Chair a hollow sphere on a stand, open on one side to allow a person to sit inside the round enclosure. Also, famous in the 20th century, his Bubble Chair was clear and suspended from above. And other innovative designs like his Pastil Chair, Tomato Chair, and his Screw table has garnered him the award of American Industrial Design in 1968. Aarnio’s designs were an essential part of the 1960’s popular culture, most of his ideas could often be seen as part of sets in science-fiction films depicting bold and futuristic.

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