Last thursday we visited Mr. Eero Aarnio in his home in Veikkola, to take a few images for the Modern Historic 1900 -project. Eero Aarnio is a Finnish interior designer born in 1932 probably most well known for his Ball Chair designed in 1963. Now, well into his 70′s he is continuously designing new products.
We had a great time drinking coffee, eating blueberry pie and talking with Mr. Aarnio about his work and his upcoming projects. He is a very cheerful and warm person, and I think it shows in his work. His house is filled with Puppies and Dinos, two colorful, abstract and joyful plastic products designed for children. What a great artist!
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We had the pleasure of shooting a new piece of furniture by Eero Aarnio, the Ball Chair Audio. A new feature is the audio input and integrated speakers which combined with the acoustics of the chair provide a pretty interesting listening experience. It was a fun project to shoot in the studio and we had the opportunity to test out different lightings. The tricky part was the post production and I ended up spending quite a lot of hours in front of the computer, with a Wacom stylus in one hand and a strong cup of coffee in the other, removing stray reflections and specs of dust. But in the end I think it turned out really great:)
Have a nice weekend and be sure to check out Mr. Aarnio’s webstore: