Eero Aarnio made the first prototype of the Pastil chair out of polystyrene, which helped him to verify the measurements, ergonomics and rocking ability. In 1968 he received the American Industrial Award for its comfortable form and unique aesthetic. This 'sweetie' was designed in 1967.
Eero’s approach to industrial design has often seen simple and hidden forms become real and visible objects. Screws are used in most pieces of furniture – but the Screw coffee table loses its hardware association and becomes part of a household in a new way. It is available in two sizes and three colours. The Screw was designed in 1991 by Eero Aarnio.
The Ball Chair was designed in 1963 and debuted at the Cologne Furniture Fair in 1966. The chair is one of the most famous and beloved classics of Finnish design and it was the international breakthrough of Eero Aarnio. The Ball Chair can be found in the collections of design museums around the world and it has starred in several movies, music videos and magazine covers.
The Ball Chair is made from fibreglass and upholstered with Kvadrat's quality fabrics Tonus and Hallingdal. There are 15 colour options
Designed by Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto, Haiku is an elegant-looking armchair that plays with the juxtaposition of different materials and finishes. The soft, enveloping shell is set within a graphic-looking metal frame.
Standard base in white lacquered without surcharge
The Bubble chair was designed by Eero Aarnio in 1968. According to Eero’s notes, the Bubble hangs from the ceiling because ‘there is no nice way to make a clear pedestal.’ It shares the same unique acoustics as the Ball Chair, a little cocoon that shields off the outside world.
The hanging Bubble chair is made from acrylic and solid stainless steel, and is available in four different leather options by Sørensen Leather.
Eero has always been drawn to the circular form and is perhaps best known for his designs ‘without edges’. The Tomato chair combines three circles on a basic seat, with two as armrests, one stretched to be a comfortable back. It is made of fibreglass which makes it suitable for outdoor use as well. Tomato was designed in 1971 by Eero Aarnio.
The Formula chair is similar to the classic Pastil, with an additional backrest. It is the response to Eero’s own personal challenge to combine the sculptural elements of his earlier fibreglass designs with the ergonomic solutions for comfortable seating. Formula was designed in 1998 by Eero Aarnio.
The Formula is available in three colors: black, white and red.