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Formula chair

product:
Formula chair
manufacturer:
Eero Aarnio Originals
designer:
Eero Aarnio
date:
1998
status:
Indent (12 - 16 weeks)
dimensions:
dia 130 x h. 81cm
construction:
Fibreglass

Adelta Formula chair

Formula 1 fibreglass occasional / lounge chair.

The Formula Chair is the result of the challenge Eero Aarnio has had in mind for years: to combine the sculptural elements of his early fibreglass designs with the ergonomic solutions for comfortable sitting which are the most important aspects in his work on office chairs.

The Formula Chair Eero Aarnio says to be one of the best chairs he has ever designed.

Slightly rocking back- and forwards it is a perfect chair for relaxing with a refreshing drink after a hard days work

At the same time when Mika Häkkinen won his first Formula 1 worldchampionship, Eero Aarnio had his Formula Chair realised.

Aarnio: "When looking at a formula 1 car from above there are two very wide armrests on either side of the driver, and looking from the side there is a high headrest. When you take out the wheels, what is left is clearly a FORMULA Chair and they both move about although the car is faster."

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Eero Aarnio retrospective 2006

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Eero Aarnio

Eero Aarnio

Eero Aarnio Originals

Born 1932 in Finland Aarnio was - and still is - one of the pioneers in using plastic in industrial design. Plastic materials set the designers free to create every shape and use any colour they wanted. This gave birth to objects oscillating between function and fun - but always fascinating. 1954 to 1957 studied at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki 1962 started his own office as an ... More

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