Mid-Century Modern Furniture Then and Now - Paradigm Gallery Blog

#1: Eero Aarnio

Posted by Lynne van den Berg On December 21st

Eero Aarnio - Ball Chair

Imagine yourself inside of a floating bubble, or cocooned into a sleek, plastic ball…a plastic ball that is actually comfortable inside! The Ball Chair design was one of the many creations of Eero Aarnio that caused him to stand out among designers, and brought him fame around the world.

Aarnio created useful, good-humored, sculptural designs made of fiberglass, colored plastic, and acrylic. These innovative and unique designs have helped Aarnio become a very esteemed designer, that stands out among the others. His collection includes more than just furniture. He has produced an array of products, including chairs, tables, lamps, children’s collections, miniatures, guitars, and room dividers.

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Paradigm Gallery in Playboy; Lounge Acts

Posted by Lynne van den Berg On August 20th

Paradigm Gallery’s feature in the September 2009 issue of Playboy with Heidi Montag of MTV’s “The Hills” fame on the cover. The story features our Eero Aarnio Ball Chair The story, “Lounge Acts”, as written by Scott Alexander, makes the point we’ve been preaching for years: when you’re budget is limited, your ambition and desires don’t need to be. Modern classic designs are available at many price points, and high quality reproductions are a viable option for many….

Credits:

Source: Playboy

Photography by:
Michael Williams

Article by:
Scott Alexander