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85/1975 Armchair, 'Globe', fibreglass / aluminium / fabric / synthetic materials, designed by Eero Aarnio, Finland, 1966, made by Asko International, Finland, 1966-1972
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Object statement
Armchair, 'Globe', fibreglass / aluminium / fabric / synthetic materials, designed by Eero Aarnio, Finland, 1966, made by Asko International, Finland, 1966-1972
Designed by Eero Aarnio, Finland, 1966. First exhibited at the Cologne furniture fair in 1965. Made of glass fibre using an inside mould, a technique previously used only by the boat industry. As a new material, glass fibre gave impetus to experimenting with new designs

Made by Designed by Eero Aarnio, Finland, 1966. First exhibited at the Cologne furniture fair in 1965. Made of glass fibre using an inside mould, a technique previously used only by the boat industry. As a new material, glass fibre gave impetus to experimenting with new designs

Designed by Eero Aarnio, Finland, 1966, made by Asko Finnternational, Finland, 1966-1972.

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Description
Armchair, 'Globe', fibreglass / aluminium / fabric / synthetic materials, designed by Eero Aarnio, Finland, 1966, made by Asko International, Finland, 1966-1972

Armchair, 'Globe', made of yellow moulded fibreglass, seamed around the centre, in the form of a hollowed sphere swivelling on a circular yellow painted aluminium base. The interior is upholstered in four segments of black velvet fabric, with two square black velvet cushions, one each to seat and back. Manufacturer's mark on underside of seat.

Made: Aarnio, Eero; Finland; 1966 - 1972

: Asko Finnternational; Finland
Marks
Moulded in relief to underside of seat "a/ASKO/finnternational/DESIGN/EERO AARNIO".
85/1975
Production date
1966 - 1972
Height
1220 mm
Diameter
1000 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Purchased 1985

This object record is currently incomplete. The information available may date back as far as 125 years. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.
Subjects
+ Furniture design
+ Finnish design
+ Aarnio, Eero
+ Asko Finnternational
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