Designer Eero Aarnio received the Kaj Franck Design Prize in 2008. A retrospective exhibition of his oeuvre will be on show at Design Museum in Helsinki from 8 April until 25 September 2016. In 2014, the book A = 4 π r2 Eero Aarnio, exploring Aarnio's creative universe was published by Design Forum Finland.
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A = 4 π r2 Eero Aarnio
A = 4 π r2, edited by Florencia Colombo and Ville Kokkonen, attempts to explore the creative universe surrounding Eero Aarnio`s body of work defined by the use of the circle and the sphere. Solid geometry, tools, material and manufacturing exploration have been interweaved with ideas of play, family intimacy, Eero`s personal anecdotes and his inquisitive mind. An anthology of essays and excerpts accompany these questions throughout the book.
This book contains essays by Georges Perec, Johan Huizinga, Beatriz Colomina, Gaston Bachelard, Frei Otto, Jorge Luis Borges with Margarita Guerrero and Peter Sloterdijk. The pictures in the book will take readers to a journey through Eero Aarnio`s world.
A = 4 π r2 Eero Aarnio, edited by Florencia Colombo and Ville Kokkonen
in English (captions also in Japanese), 160 pages, four-colour images, printed by Offsetdruckerei Karl Grammlich GmbH
© Design Forum Finland 2014, Helsinki, ISBN 78-952-93-4266-2
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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 colours 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.