Eero Aarnio (born 21 July 1932, in Helsinki)
Eero Aarnio is a Finnish interior and industrial designer, noted for his innovative furniture designs in the 1960s. Regarded today as one of the great innovators of modern design, his organic and geometric forms were widely seen in sci-fi film making his work instantly recognisable to the public.
Aarnio studied at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki, and started his own office in 1962. The following year, he introduced his Ball Chair, a hollow sphere on a stand, open on one side to allow a person to sit within. The similar Bubble Chair was clear and suspended from above. Other innovative designs included his floating Pastil Chair, tomato chair and screw table.
Aarnio continues to create new designs, including toys and furniture for children. He opened his official webshop and first Design Eero Aarnio Showroom, in Helsinki where he still resides. There you can find Aarnio`s latest design, prototypes and latest news.