eero aarnio pastil chair

eero aarnio pastil chair

eero aarnio pastil chair

Design Eero Aarnio, 1967
Fiberglass
Made in Finland by Adelta

The year after he had designed the Pastil Chair Eero Aarnio received the American Industrial Design Award. The New York Times wrote about the Ball Chair and Pastil Chair at this time: "the most comfortable forms to hold up the human body", and the Conran's Design Dictionary says "they look like essays in period style, perhaps from Barbarella".

To quote Eero Aarnio: "The Pastil shape can be looked at from many angles, the product shape comes from a small sweetie, pastil, but in this case the idea was, that a lot of empty, cushioned space is sent to the other side of the world inside the Ball Chair. A new round chair would fit in this space, and so the diameter of the Pastil is the same as the opening of the Ball Chair. I made the first prototype out of polystyrene which helped me to verify the measurements, ergonomics and rocking ability.

36.5" dia. | 20.5" h

$2,660.00 + shipping in the continental U.S.
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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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