Established in 1976 in the north east of Italy, Magis designs without boundaries from an Italian company. The company’s success is based on the desire to provide a broad swathe of users with access to high functional and technological quality products for the home, developed in partnership with major international designers, with a vision of the resulting products that is ethical and poetic as well as aesthetic.
Magis products that are all 100% “Made in Italy”, are a guarantee of high quality, in line with the firm’s tradition, which has developed from its craftmanship and cultural roots, through the evolving styles and industrial growth of the eighties and nineties, and continues to comprise one of the company’s greatest and most valuable assets.
The Finnish designer Eero Aarnio (born in 1932 in Helsinki) is one of the greatest innovators of modern furniture design. From 1954 to 1957 he attended the School of Applied Arts in Helsinki, and in 1956 he married Pirkko Attila, with whom he had two daughters. His work as a designer began in the early 60s, when he opened his own design studio in Helsinki. Eero Aarnio began experimenting with plastics, vivid colors and organic forms, breaking away from traditional design conventions. His now iconic plastic creations include the chairs Ball (1963), the Pastil (1968), and the Bubble (1968), as well as the abstract dog Puppy he designed in 2004 for the Magis collection Me Too. Many of Aarnio’s works are included in the world’s most prestigious museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, MoMA in New York and Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.