Eero Aarnio Originals – the sole authorised manufacturer of classic designs by Eero Aarnio
Eero has always been drawn to the circular form and is perhaps best known for his designs ‘without edges’. The Tomato chair combines three circles on a basic seat, with two as armrests, one stretched to be a comfortable back. It is made of fibreglass which makes it suitable for outdoor use as well. Tomato was designed in 1971 by Eero Aarnio.
“Product ideas come to me in many different ways. For this I thought ‘a-ha!’ - the Pastil chair floats, it can carry a person across water, but it is not completely stable for this purpose. If I added armrests and a more defined chair back then it would be fun for the water, and so the Tomato chair was born. It is named to reflect the two round shapes when you look from the front: like the two circles in the word tOmatO.”