Green "Gyro" or "Pastille" Fiberglass Chair, Eero Aarnio for Asko, 1960s

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A green 'Pastille' ('pastil' or 'Gyro') fiberglass chair designed by Eero Aarnio in 1968 for Asko, Finland, manufactured in Mid-Century in late 1960s or early 1970s.
Pastil was often referred to as the "Gyro" chair as its rocking motion swivels in 360 degrees.

There is also an orange 'Pastille' chair and an orange 'Kantarelli' table from Eero Aarnio available (please see images).

One year after he had designed the pastil chair in 1968 Eero Aarnio received the American Industrial award for this chair. The New York Times wrote about the ball chair and pastil chair at this time: "the most comfortable forms to hold up the human body", and the Conran's Design Dictionary says "they look like essays in period style, perhaps from Barbarella".
Details
Creator
Asko (Maker), 
Eero Aarnio (Designer)
Of the Period
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
Finland
Date of Manufacture
1968
Period
1960-1969
Materials and Techniques
Fiberglass
Condition
Good
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
Dimensions
20.47 in. H
52 cm H
Diameter
92
Seat Height
14.17 in. (36 cm)
Dealer Location
Vienna, Austria
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU108247592343
Contact The Seller
1stdibs seller since 2014
Located in Vienna, AT

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