Eero Aarnio "Executive" Mobel Italia, pair of metal / leather armchairs, 1968
Creator - Artist - Designer:Eero Aarnio
Period:XXème siècle / milieu de siècle
Dimensions (H x W x D):72x65x50 cm
Number of components:2
Style:Design / Art Moderne
Material:Chrome Steel / leather
In perfect condition, chairs fully restored and refilled with a soft leather quality color "cognac".
Very comfortable with sitting in suspension! Seat height: 43 cm Eero Aarnio created "Executive" for Mobel Italia in 1968.
Born in Helsinki in 1932, Finnish designer Eero Aarnio studied interior and industrial design at the School of Applied Arts in Helsinki between 1954 and 1957. Shortly after graduating, he began working for Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914-1999), who at the time was designer for Asko furniture manufacturer. In 1962, Eero Aarnio launched his own studio in Helsinki and began his collaboration with Asko. At the same time, he began his experiments with plastic, a material that will make him famous. In 1963, Aarnio became interested in the potential of fiberglass, which led him to create his fabulous Ball Chair, also known as the Globe Chair. This piece was exhibited at the Cologne Furniture Fair in 1966, during which time it was widely acclaimed. Recognizing the marketing value of this pop chair, Asko invites Eero Aarnio to develop more plastic design including the Pastil Chair or Gyro Chair (1967), Bubble Chair (1968), and Tomato Chair (1971). His work helps to make Scandinavian design known beyond natural materials and minimalist forms.
Eero Aarnio uses innovative techniques to create ergonomic and attractive products: Mushroom (1960), V.S.O.P. Cognac Lounge Chairs (1966), Kanttarelli Tables (1966), U-022 Stackable Chair (1972), Pony / Mustang Chair (1973), Copacabana Table (1991), Formula Chair (1998), and Parabel Dining Table (2002). His work has often appeared in movies, clips and fashion pictures. For example, the Ball Chair was seen in The Prisoner (1967), Moon Zero Two (1969), Dazed and Confused (1993), Mars Attacks (1996), Austin Powers (1997), Men in Black (1997), and Zoolander (2001). Eero Aarnio has been rewarded multiple times.