The Mushroom stool is one of Eero Aarnio’s oldest designs. The first version was created as early as 1954 when Aarnio crafted a woven rattan basket that he thought looked like a stool when turned upside down. The final form of Mushroom, then called Juttujakkara (”story stool” or ”chat stool”), was designed in 1961.

The multi-purpose Mushroom stool can be used as a seat, ottoman or a night stand and it is the perfect companion for Eero Aarnio’s Elephant Boot chairs. Crafted from natural rattan, each chair has its unique characteristics that enliven its wicker surface. The beautifully varied colour and other slight deviations are, to many, what makes rattan furniture so irresistible! 

Eero Aarnio Originals

Mushroom stool, small, rattan



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26 cm
39,5 cm
2 kg
Please note that when used outdoors, natural rattan furniture should be placed in a covered area protected from rain. You can also protect them with a furniture cover or store them indoors when not in use.
Care instructions
Rattan furniture should not be placed in direct sunlight or too close to a heat source. This may dry out the rattan, which can lead to tears and breakage. If necessary, you can mist your rattan furniture periodically with water, but be careful not to soak it.

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, including plastic, fibreglass and foam plastic. With these materials he has created some of the icons of Finnish design such as the Ball Chair (1962), Bubble Chair (1968) and 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 a wood designer as well – for example with the Rocket bar stool and the Baby Rocket stool are excellent examples of his wooden designs. 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, such as the Red Dot Design Award and the Compasso d’Oro Design Award.

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