You are looking at: Home : Interiors

Style Profile: Eero Aarnio

Signature products from this Finnish designer include the Bubble Chair and the playful Puppy

Posted: 5 October 2010

Finnish Aarnio (born 1932), is one of furniture design’s great innovators and uses plastics, vivid colours and organic forms.

What inspired Puppy?
A love of dogs. We had an Old English sheepdog for 14 years; one of my daughters had a Tibetan Terrier and a Spanish Waterdog; my other daughter has a mixed breed.

Who is your design hero?

If you can call an architect a design hero, then Frank Gehry is it.

What is your philosophy for life?
Carpe diem: seize the day, because it is the only reality.

Which of your own designs is your favourite?
Bubble Chair, because it is made the same way as soap bubbles, which delighted me when I learned to blow them as a young boy during the war.

And by another designer?
A good design is a product that, from the beginning, has found a right solution and does not need any improving. Unfortunately, many products are no longer considered excellent and really genuine, but are taken for granted. There are many products like this, such as the wheel, or steps, a match, candles, zipper, scissors, brick, pencil, glass, comb, spoon… There is a designer behind each of these objects, but nobody knows who.

What dream children’s product would you like to create? I’d like to design a true flying carpet for children, based on the two opposing magnetic charges. The carpet would be woven with magnetic fibre and on the floor there would be a designated area with the same magnetic charge, which would repel the charge of the carpet and thus make the carpet and the child sitting on it float above it. I’m sure this would be possible to make, as in Japan they have already made a silent, magnetically levitated train that floats 1cm above the rail at a speed of 550km/hr and weighs thousands of kilos. A flying carpet and a child sitting on it doesn’t weigh that much.

Puppy by Eero Aarnio, in four sizes from small to extra large, from £30. Available from

Previous article
New cushions from VV Rouleaux
Next article
Style Profile: Funky Little Darlings

Eero Aarnio, puppy, design, children, interiors

Discuss this story

Hey, If you are on the way to enjoy tiles game online so here we are having mahjongg dimensions dark online free games as these games are one of the most popular games in the market where along with entertainment you can also improve your skills.

Posted: 08/10/2018 at 10:49

Great post yet I was thinking about whether you could compose a litte more on this subject? I"d be exceptionally grateful in the event that you could expound a tad bit further. Value it! my gmail login

Posted: 10/10/2018 at 09:21

The web site is lovingly serviced and saved as much as date. So it should be, thanks for sharing this with us. iniciar sesion hotmail

Posted: 10/10/2018 at 10:50

So luck to come across your excellent blog. Your blog brings me a great deal of fun.. Good luck with the site. citation flow

Posted: 10/10/2018 at 11:36

Over all you ought to recollect that these charms can be exceptionally helpful for you; they can bring back the life in your adoration life. voyance 08

Posted: 10/10/2018 at 19:00

See more comments...
Talkback: Style Profile: Eero Aarnio

First Name:
Last Name:
Security Image:
Enter the code shown:

I agree to the site's Terms and Conditions & Code of Conduct: