Eero Aarnio was born on 21 July 1932 in Helsinki, Finland.
Studied at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki.
Married Pirkko Attila.
Wins first prize at the Valmet Trade Mark Competition, Helsinki, Finland
Had his two daughters, Marja-Leena in 1959 and Rea in 1961.
Designer, Asko Oy, Lahti in Finland. The Grand Chair launches in 1962, Eero’s last project as an employee at Asko.
Wins first prize at the International Furniture Design Competition, Cantu, Italy.
The Ball Chair makes its debut at the Cologne Furniture Fair.
The Cognac Chair originally launches as ‘Sirius’ and aroused international attention as a new piece by the designer of the ‘world- famous Ball Chair’.
The fibreglass Pastil chair launches, made by Artekno.
Presented with the International Design Award of the American Institute of Interior Designers for Pastil Chair.
The form-pressed acrylic Bubble Chair launches.
The world is introduced to ‘Pony’.
Eero Aarnio Design Studio GMBH opens in Cologne, Germany.
Design studio moves to Tapiola, Finland.
The Aarnio family moves home and studio to Veikkola, to a house designed by Eero.
Screw table launches.
Made an Honourary Member of SIO (Finnish Association of Interior Designers).
Eero begins experimenting more with lighting and lamp design. Double Bubble launches, followed by Origo and Swan.
Children (and adults) all over the world go mad for ‘Puppy’.
Awarded the Interior Innovation Award, Cologne, Germany.
Eero Aarnio Life In Design opens at AXIS Gallery at Tokyo and Tokyo Design Museum, Osaka, Japan.
Designs showcased as part of Golden Generation: Modernism in Finnish Architecture and Design, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
Eero Aarnio exhibition opens at Design Museum Helsinki.
From 1.12.2016 Eero Aarnio Originals is the sole licensed producer and distributor of the Eero Aarnio classics. The collection classics include e.g. the Ball chair, Bubble, Pastil, Pony, Tomato, Parabel-tables, Formula, Screw-tables, Mushroom & Copacabana
The retrospective exhibition of Eero Aarnio can be visited at National Museum Design in Stockholm and at Vandalorum Museum in Värnamo, Sweden
Eero Aarnio is awarded the Prince Eugen medal in honour of remarkable artistic work. The King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf awards the medal annually in the royal castle of Stockholm. The Prince Eugen medal was establishe in 1945 by Gustaf V for Prince Eugen's 80th birthday.
The iconic Parabel shape is introduced in a new, natural material when Wooden Parabel sidetable is launched.
The Giant Ball Chair makes its debut at Stockholm Furniture Fair.
Eero's first take on the character of the cat is introduced when KISU launches in October 2020.
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