Eero Arnio

Born 1932 in Helsinki, Finland
Student of interior and industrial design at the School of Applied Arts in Helsinki 1954-57
Married Pirkko Attila 1956
Children Marja-Leena 1959 and Rea 1961
Designer at Asko Oy 1960-62 in Lahti, Finland
Own design office from 1962 in Helsinki, Finland
Eero Aarnio Design Studio GmbH 1978-82 in Cologne, Germany
Design Studio in Tapiola, Finland 1982
Eero Aarnio T:mi, Veikkola, Finland 1992
Aarnio Design Ltd., Veikkola, Finland 2001

Awards :

Valmet Trade Mark Competition in Helsinki, Finland 1958, 1. prize
International Furniture Competition in Cantu, Italy 1959, 3.prize
International Competition on Furniture and Design in Cantu, Italy 1964
1° prize - Scandinavian Park and Street Competition in Stockholm, Sweden 1965
1° prize - Scandinavian Park and Street Competition in Stockholm, Sweden 1965
Export Furniture Competition in Helsinki, Finland 1963, 3.prize
International Design Award of the A.I.D. (American Institute of Interior Designers) For Gyro (Pastil Chair) in New York, U.S.A. 1968
Honorary member of SIO (Finnish Association of Interior Designers) 1999

Represented in museums :

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, U.S.A..
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Die Neue Sammlung, Munich, Germany
Galerie für Avantgarde Kunst, Cologne,Germany
Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf im Ehrenhof, Germany
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Designmuseum, Helsinki, Finland
The Brooklyn Museum, New York, U.S.A.
The Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection, Le Mus ée du Chateau Dufresne, Montreal, Canada
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Great Britain
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
Eero Aarnio Exhibition at Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland 2003
Eero Aarnio Exhibition at Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway 2004