- currently in production
- 30.5-45 cm high, 34 cm wide, 56.5 cm deep
- Eero Aarnio has won the Compasso d'Oro Award - 21st Edition - 2008
Photo: Maurizio Bolognini. Museo Tattile Statale Omero Archive.
“Eero Aarnio not only subverted all the canons of design in the 60s and 70s, but has continued to do so in more recent times when, in 2003 at the height of his career, he launched the production of his new creation: the Puppy chair.” Christine Gaspard.
Puppy is the abstract dog designed by Eero Arnio for the home and the garden, for the very young and the not so young. Produced by Magis since 2005, it is available in various sizes and colours, but it remains the same thing: a toy animal for the home that maintains the animal’s name and proportions. In our collection we have an orange Puppy about 30cm tall.
There is nothing that indicates imitation or realism. The head, body, legs are presented free from detail, as is the straight upraised tail. The material is always the same: immaterial plastic that makes everything equal and weightless. The embossed surface both decorates and increases tactile pleasure. The form is pure convexity: cylinders, hemispheres that merge into one other. Pure thought to complete in our mind.
The power of these objects lies in their not being too stylized. The dog, which brings to mind an adorable poodle, could turn into something else; it could be a balloon if you look at it closely.
“The second interesting thing about Puppy and its friends is the plastic production method […] It is known as rotomoulding, i.e. rotational moulding, and is like the process that allows you to mould chocolate eggs.” Chiara Alessi.