Tomato low fibreglass lounge chair.
Aarnio: "A product idea can come about in many different ways and here is one of them.
I realized that Pastil Chair floats and carries the person who sits in it in water but it is very rickety.
If there were three items like two great armrests and the back the chair would be stable, and this is how the idea of the TOMATO Chair was born.
The name reflects its looks: looking at the chair from the front there are two round shapes i.e. two circles like in the word tOmatO."
The Tomato Chair visualizes how Aarnio plays with round shapes.
At the first sight the chair looks complicated, but the second look shows an intelligent combination of 3 circles with same diameter, two of them being armrests, one stretched to a comfortable back, and even a fourth half circle up side down giving the chair a consequent seat.
When looking at the Tomato from different angles it is more than a chair, it is a sculpture.
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