Design by Eero Aarnio, 2011.
For over half a century, and with great consistency, Eero Aarnio has designed brightly colored objects for the home with rounded, geometric shapes. His works, almost all made in plastic, are short, visual tales that combine features both humorous and playful with precise and explicit functional meanings.
"I approach product design from two different angles: firstly, from a study of the possibilities that new materials bring to the design process and secondly, through creativity based solely on feelings, which in turn brings you closer to art and endless possibilities. When these two approaches are combined, new and surprising products can emerge." — Eero Aarnio
Aarnio's "Citrus" citrus-squeezer is made of thermoplastic resin and reflects the Finnish designer's iconic style. Available in Clear or Orange.
Material(s): Thermoplastic resin
Designer: Eero Aarnio
Eero Aarnio was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1932. He studied interior and industrial design at the School of Applied Arts in Helsinki from 1954 to 1957 and opened his own design office in Helsinki in 1962. The recipient of multiple design awards, Eero Aarnio's designs are represented in some of the most significant museums worldwide including Victoria and Albert Museum in London, MoMA in New York and Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.View other products by Eero Aarnio
Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalog is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world.
"A true work of design must be able to move people, to convey feelings, to trigger memories, to surprise, to go against the grain. From this point of view, design intended to conjure up images in people's minds, which makes them a bit happier, still has tremendous potential." — Alberto AlessiView other products from Alessi