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Vogue UA visiting Eero Aarnio for Helsinki Guide – Feature.

The Finnish designer Eero Aarnio (b.1932) is one of the great innovators of modern furniture design. In the 1960s, Eero Aarnio began experimenting with plastics, vivid colors and organic forms, breaking away from traditional design conventions. His now iconic plastic creations include the Ball (1963), the Pastil (1968), and the Bubble (1968) chairs which echo the pop culture and spirit of their time. Many of Aarnio’s works are included in the world’s most prestigious museums, including Victoria and Albert Museum in London, MoMA in New York and Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.


• Valmet Trade Mark Competition, Helsinki, Finland 1958, First Prize

• International Furniture Competition, Cantu, Italy 1959, Third Prize

• Export Furniture Competition, Helsinki, Finland 1963, Third Prize

• International Competition on Furniture Design, Cantu, Italy 1964, First Prize

• Scandinavian Park and Street Competition 1965, Stockholm, Sweden, First Prize

• Steel Furniture Competition, Helsinki, Finland 1967, Second Prize

• International Design Award of the A.I.D. (American Institute of Interior Designers) for Pastil Chair (Gyro) 1968, New York, USA

• Honorary member of SIO (Finnish Association of Interior Designers) 1999

• The Finland Prize 2005, The Ministry of Education, Finland

• Interior Innovation Award Cologne 2006, Germany

• The ADI Compasso d’Oro Award 2008, for Trioli chair, Italy

• Kaj Franck Design Prize of 2008, Finland

• Red Dot Design Award 2010, for Kubo bright light, Germany

• Pro Finlandia Medal 2010, Finland

• Green GOOD DESIGN 2010, for The Tree, USA

• Red Dot Design Award 2012, for Ghost lamp, Germany

Represented in


• Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, New York, USA

• Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Great Britain

• Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland

• Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

• Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

• Musée des arts décoratifs de Montreal, Canada

• Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

• Die Neue Sammlung, München, Germany

• Galerie für Avantgarde Kunst, Cologne, Germany

• Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

• Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands

• Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf im Ehrenhof, Germany

• Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

• Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

• Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection, Le Musée du Chateau Dufresne, Montreal, Canada

• Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA

• Toledo Museum of Art, USA

• Nelson -Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA

• Baltimore Museum of Art, USA

• Bauhaus Museum, Sydney, Australia

• San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMa), San Francisco, USA

• Veletrzni Palace (Prague Museum of Modern Art), Prague, Czech Republic