Eero Aarnio as pioneer in using plastic in industrial design
Eero Aarnio was - and still is - one of the pioneers in using plastic in industrial design. Plastic material set the designers free to create every shape and use every color they wanted. This gave birth to objects oscillating between function and fun - but always fascinating ones .
The finnish designer Eero Aarnio, born in 1932, studied from 1954 to 1957 at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki and started in 1962 with his own office as an interior and industrial designer.
Engaged in new ideas of furniture he designed the Ball Chair (or globe chair) already in 1963.
It was produced some years later. Material (fibreglass) and shape were complete novelties for that time's furniture industry. The fibreglass ball is build on a metal swiveling base, and upholstered with foam / fibrefill. The original colors were white, red, black and orange.
Parabel Table by Eero Aarnio in 1994,The Parabel Table was shown first at the International Furniture Fair in Cologne (Germany) in January 2002. Our Parabel Table is high-quality.
The Parabel table is made of fibreglass with 60cm diameter and 60 cm height. Eero Aarnio prefers the Parabel Table to be sold only in white as this colour especially marks out the sculptural elements. Sturdy and durable, the Parabel Side & Coffee Table can be used indoors or outdoors. Its smooth, evocative silhouette adds a touch of pure sophistication to any patio or living room.