Eero Aarnio (born 21 July 1932) a Finnish interior designer was particularly known for his innovative furniture designs in the 1960s, notably his plastic and fiberglass chairs. Aarnio studied at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki. In 1963 he introduced the Ball Chair, a hollow sphere on a stand, open on one side to allow a person to sit within. The similar Bubble Chair was clear and with suspension from above takes a floating appearance. Other innovative designs included his floating Pastil Chair and Tomato Chair. His Screw Table, as the name suggests, had the appearance of a flat head screw driven into the ground. Eero was awarded the American Industrial Design award in 1968. Eero's iconic 60's modern retro modernism designs are more desired now than ever.