Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tomato Chair by Eero Aarnio
At first sight, the Tomato 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. The tomato is much more than a chair, it is a piece of sculpture.
To quote Eero 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 of 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."
Design Eero Aarnio, 1971.
Fiberglass. Made in Finland by Adelta.
55" w | 44.5" d | 27.5" h