Rocket bar stool, oak

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Description

Eero Aarnio is not very known for its wood products, but the Rocket stool shows that Aarnio is skilled also in this field. Rocket is a bar stool whose sturdy puffy shape seems inviting to seat down. Aarnio originally designed the Rocket stool for his kitchen and it became part of Artek's selection after Tom Dixon saw it in Aarnio's kitchen.

Manufacturer:
Artek
Design:
Eero Aarnio
Notes:
Best suited for approx. 110 cm high tables.
Material:
Soaped oak
Size:
Width 44 cm, height 73 cm

Designer

Eero Aarnio

Eero Aarnio

Eero Aarnio (b. 1932) is a Finnish designer and professor h.c. and is considered one of the great innovators of modern furniture design. During the years Aarnio has experimented with a variety of different materials, among which plastic, fibreglass and foam plastic.

With these materials he has created some of the icons of Finnish design such as the Ball Chair (1962), the Bubble chair (1968) or the Pastil chair (1968), just to name a few. Famous for his furniture, Eero Aarnio is renowned also for his lamps – such as Double Bubble and Swan – and has proven his skills as wood designer as well – for example with the Rocket bar stool and the Baby Rocket stool. Eero Aarnio’s designs are characterized by a positive attitude and joyful nature, exemplified in works like the playful Puppy or the lovely Dino. Aarnio’s creations are present in the collections of numerous museums worldwide – including the Victoria and Albert Hall Museum in London, the MoMA in New York, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris – and he has won many prestigious international design awards – including the Red Dot Design Award and the Compasso d’Oro Design Award.

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