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Black Wooden Armchair by Eero Aarnio

for Mobile Italia, 1970s


to its uniquely curved metal frame, this black armchair is immediately recognisable as a masterpiece designed by Finnish designer Eero Aarnio. This rare armchair is a perfect companion in an office, but also as a stylish dining chair. Born in 1932, Aarnio”s creative work is based on the fact that the earth is round. And according to this, he designed his furniture: without corners and edges. His designs are among the most famous and iconic furniture designs of the 1960s. Eero Aarnio was also one of the first Finnish designers to work with artificial materials such as fibreglass, acrylic and plastic. His 1963 Ball Chair, a fibreglass seat shell with a round opening and upholstered interior, and the Bubble Chair became particularly well known.

Aarnio won the American Industrial Design Award in 1968 for his Pastilli chair, produced by Poltrona Frau. Many of his works can be seen in museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.


Designer: Eero Aarnio

Manufacturer: Mobile Italia

Materials and Techniques: fabric, steel, polished

Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 1970 – 1979
Date of Manufacture: ca 1970

Height: 72 cm, Width: 65 cm, Depth: 50 cm, Seat Hight: 45 cm

Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

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