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Eero Aarnio

Take a look at what Eero Aarnio has to say about his Ball chair

Tomato Chair

The tomato chair is once again a clever variation of the Ball chair. The chair is in fact three balls with the same diameter joined together with a part of another ball with the same diameter.

The Tomato Chair looks complicated but in fact it is quite simple. The chair was used as part of a set in the 'Men in Black'.
Cara Greenberg in her book OP TO POP Furniture of the 1960s (New York 1999): "Its outlandish silhouette made Eero Aarnio´s Tomato Chair of 1971 one of the exclamation points of the era."


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Pastille, 1967-1968
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Eero Aarnio 1932 Helsinki