Armchair, ‘Globe’, fibreglass / aluminium / fabric / synthetic materials, designed by Eero Aarnio, Finland, 1966, made by Asko International, Finland, 1966-1972

Made by Aarnio, Eero in Finland, 1966-1972.

What better symbol of the swinging sixties could there be than the futuristic ‘Globe’ chair? Made of fibreglass, aluminium, foam and velvet its bright colour and Space Age shape marked the arrival of an adventurous new look. The ‘Globe’ was designed in Finland by Eero Aarnio in 1966 and made by Asko Finnternational in 1967. Eero Aarnio is an important Finnish designer who created some the most striking chairs of the decade.

Summary

85/1975
Armchair, 'Globe', fibreglass / aluminium / fabric / synthetic materials, designed by Eero Aarnio, Finland, 1966, made by Asko International, Finland, 1966-1972

Armchair, 'Globe', made of yellow moulded fibreglass, seamed around the centre, in the form of a hollowed sphere swivelling on a circular yellow painted aluminium base. The interior is upholstered in four segments of black velvet fabric, with two square black velvet cushions, one each to seat and back. Manufacturer's mark on underside of seat.

Dimensions

1220 mm

Production

Designed by Eero Aarnio, Finland, 1966. First exhibited at the Cologne furniture fair in 1965. Made of glass fibre using an inside mould, a technique previously used only by the boat industry. As a new material, glass fibre gave impetus to experimenting with new designs

Made by Designed by Eero Aarnio, Finland, 1966. First exhibited at the Cologne furniture fair in 1965. Made of glass fibre using an inside mould, a technique previously used only by the boat industry. As a new material, glass fibre gave impetus to experimenting with new designs

Designed by Eero Aarnio, Finland, 1966, made by Asko Finnternational, Finland, 1966-1972.
Aarnio, Eero 1966-1972

Source

Purchased 1985
10 October, 1985

Cite this Object

Armchair, 'Globe', fibreglass / aluminium / fabric / synthetic materials, designed by Eero Aarnio, Finland, 1966, made by Asko International, Finland, 1966-1972 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 June 2017, <https://ma.as/37178>
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