eero aarnio pony chair

eero aarnio pony chair

eero aarnio pony chair

Design Eero Aarnio, 1973
Metal, molded foam, upholstery
Made in Finland by Adelta

Children are attracted by the bright colors and the uncoventional forms of Eero Aarnio's designs.... and especially the Pony looks like an overdimensional toy. But it is not a toy Eero Aarnio intended to create with the Pony. The dimensions are conformed to adult size. The Pony shows the play of fantasy which is so characteristic for Eero Aarnio, and in this comfortable seat it might carry you to unknown fields of your own imagination. To quote Eero Aarnio: "A chair is a chair, is a chair... but a seat does not necessarily have to be a chair, it could even be a small and soft Pony on which you can 'ride' or sit sideways."

44" w | 25" h | seat: 21" h
stretch fabric: 89% polyester, 11% lycra Dupont

$4,278.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 12-14 weeks for your pony to be created and shipped to your location)

Eero Aarnio

Eero Aarnio of Helsinki introduced his Ball Chair in 1963, one year after starting his own office. He followed suit with his Bubble Chair, floating Pastil Chair, and Tomato Chair. Using mostly plastic and fiberglass (though he would later abandon fiberglass due to its potential danger to manufacturers), Aarnio’s chairs implemented simple geometric forms and were thus popular as set pieces in 1960s science fiction films, and remain recognizable as such. Many of his furniture designs display a playful element, and currently Aarnio’s new designs include toys, children’s furniture, and combinations of both.
The Adelta company is based in Vehmersalmi, Finland and remains the only licensed manufacturer of Eero Aarnio’s famous plastic furniture. These include the Ball chair, Bubble chair, Pony and Pastilli chair. The company began in order to make available the designs of Ellel Saarinen from the beginning of the 20th century, with the philosophy that “with furniture, good ideas can and should be reproduced and made available to as many as possible.”
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