Chronologie

1932
Born July 21st in Helsinki, Finland
1956
Married Pirkko Attila
1954 – 1957
Studied the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki, Finland
1958
First prize at Valmet Trade Mark Competition, Helsinki, Finland
1962
Established his own design office
1964
First prize at International Competition on Furniture Design, Cantu, Italy
1965
First prize at Scandinavian Park and Street Competition in Stockholm, Sweden
1966
Hi Globe chair was introduced to the public at the Cologne Furniture Fair
1968
International Design Award of the A.I.D. (American Institute of Interior Designers) for Pastil Chair (Gyro), New York, USA
1999
Honorary member of SIO (Finnish Association of Interior Designers)
2005
The Finland Prize, The Ministry of Education, Finland
2007
November 30th - Awarded an honorary title of professor by the President of Finland
2008
The Compasso d’Oro Design award for Trioli chair, Italy

Expositions

2008 – 2009
Dec. 11 - Jan. 11, Kaj Frank Design Prize Exhibition in Design Forum Finland
2007 – 2008
Nov. 8 - Jan. 4, "Retropop, Phantasie und Tagträume" at the Finnish Embassy in Berlin
2007
Fantasías del Pop. El diseño de Eero Aarnio, Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City
2005
Forestil dig en rund stol, Danish Design Center, Kopenhagen, Denmark
2005
Pop Fantasies: Furniture Design by Eero Aarnio, The Embassy of Finland, Washington DC, USA
2004
Eero Aarnio – popfantasier og sittende dagdrømmer, Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway
2003
Eero Aarnio, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
2001
That´s it, Art Gallery Árvore, Porto, Portugal

Publications

2008
Eero Aarnio, Kaj Frank Design Prize. Design Forum Finland
2003
Assume a round chair–Eero Aarnio and the 60´s. Kunsthalle Helsinki, University of Art and Design, Helsinki
2003
Eero Aarnio. Fang Hai. Southeast University Press, China
2002
Eero Aarnio. Fang Hai. China Architecture & Building Press