The Ball Chair By Eero Aarnio
Eero Aarnio Considered as one of the most innovative designers of his generation, Eero Aarnio was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1932. Graduating from the Institute of Industrial Arts in his hometown, Aarnio did not take thirst to suit shockwaves with his stunning vision of Modernist furniture design. Inspired by nature and organic shapes, Aarnio’s designs became an essential aspect of 1960s popular culture. The Finn’s chair designs constitute a unique furniture experience that continues to be celebrated by critics and famous Modern Art Museums to this day. Aarnio managed to capture the psychedelic Pop Art movement of the 1960s and blend it with a cutting edge yet autograph manner. Eero Aarnio’s designate have taken on a biography of their own and intensely feature on the large screen, especially within literature-fiction motion imagine. A crowning glory for the Helsinki-born designer was his awarding of the prestigious American Industrial Design crown in 1968. See all products
Like other 20th-hundred design classics such as the Eames lounger, the Castiglionis’ Arco floor lamp or Corbusier’s Barcelona chair, the international market has been flooded over the donkey’s years with knock-off versions of Eero Aarnio products. But where a customer looking to repurchase the original of any of the above examples could – in useful faith – go straight to large, established manufacturers (Vitra, Flos or Knoll respectively), Aarnio’s designs have been rather less accessible, the original indicate licensed only by Adelta, a small manufacturer in Germany. It could be argued that any sense of authorship has been eroded along because it’s easier to pick up a £500 fake than an pristine at more than 10 times that. Now under the one label the collection and the products will be considerably more accessible, reform stigma, higher nature and sold at a larger recompense point.
Aarnio’s emphasis on the good things in biography, on family, having fun and being forever forward looking, is no shoppy façade. He has never had his own independent atelier, preferring to work from home, even when his children were small. “If it’s not boisterous I can’t work here,” he laughs.