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Sweet as the Pastil

Eero Aarnio designed the Pastil in 1967. Aarnio made the first prototype of the Pastil out of polystyrene, which helped him to verify the measurements, ergonomics and rocking ability. Pastil is super comfortable to sit on and gives a unique perspective to surroundings.

The designer got the idea for the Pastil when the Ball Chair was shipped around the world after its launch at Cologne's International Furniture Fair in 1966. He thought there was a lot of empty, cushioned space inside the Ball Chair so he designed the Pastil to fit in this void. That's why the diameter of the Pastil is the same as the opening of the Ball Chair.

The Pastil won the International Design Award of the American Institute of Interior Designers in 1968 for its comfortable form and unique aesthetic!

Winter fun: Eero’s daughters Marjukka and Rea having fun with Pastils in the snow in the 1970s. 

Summer fun: Eero and the Pastil at the summer cottage in the 1970s.