Archive for November 14, 2011

Artist of the moment…. Eero Aarnio… furniture artist…..

A clip featuring a hanging chair that looks very interesting!

An add featuring a chair and its incredible sound and wi fi capabilities.

The artist was born in 1932 in Finland. He attended college at the Institute for Industrial Arts in Helsinki 1954 to 1957.

He is best known for his chairs. These include the ball chair and hanging ball chair. As technologies were improved the artist was able to modernize his work by including plastic and fiberglass in his designs.

The ball chair is great to sit in and it quiets down the noise putting the sitter into their own private world. The artist himself has one with a telephone installed in it. This was done long ago before the invention and use of cell phones, so the artist was far ahead of his kind.

He has earned international recognition for chair designs the Patil and the Tomato chair.

The chairs can be used inside or outside and even float on water.  So a chair made for all seasons!

I enjoy this artist because he puts art where most don’t expect to find it, beneath their bottoms!

See this artist’s work at the Vance Kirkland Museum of Art in downtown Denver if you have the chance.

Happy sitting!

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