Finnish Eero Aarnio (1932) became famous for his iconic seat creations “Ball Chair” (1966), “Pastil Chair” (1967) and the “Bubble Chair” (1968) and is a great renewer of contemporary Scandinavian design. I am especially interested in this designer because I see him as a type of ‘child in the adult’, leading to a unity of playful and paradox aspects in the design world. He shaped a kind of “playful Scandinavian design”, removing itself from the purist work-understanding that mainly characterises the design in the north of Europe. The projects presented here are the first of a product family that we are going to expand”, said Alberto Alessi about the cooperation with Eero Aarnio.
For more than half a century, Eero Aarnio has with great consistency designed objects for the house in geometric, rounded forms and vivid colours that are reminiscent of childish “classification systems”.
Rounded forms also shape the appearance of the “Aroma” mortar which was designed by Aarnio for Alessi. The mortar consists of stoneware and is delivered with a pestle.