Product name: Eero Aarnio Tomato Chair, Special Fiberglass Chair
Item code: HT-A131
Designed by Eero Aarnio in 1971
Referring to the Tomato chair, Eero Aarnio said: "A product idea can come about in many different ways and here is one of them. I realized that Pastil Chair floats and carries the person who sits in it but it is very rickety. If there were three items like two great armrests and the back of the chair would be stable, and this is how the idea of the Tomato chair was born. The name reflects its looks: looking at the chair from the front there are two round shapes i.e. two circles like in the word tOmatO."
At first sight, the Tomato chair looks complicated, but the second look shows an intelligent combination of 3 circles with same diameter, two of them being armrests, one stretched to a comfortable back, and even a fourth half circle up side down giving the chair a consequent seat. The tomato is much more than a chair, it is a piece of sculpture.