loading images

What is this?

Bright green flattened spherical shape, with seat section cupped out.

This is a rocking chair from Finland. It is dated 1968 and we acquired it in 2001. Gift of The Lake St. Louis Historical Society. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

molded fiberglass-reinforced polyester

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 52 x 92 cm (20 1/2 x 36 1/4 in.)

Asko Oy was the manufacturer and Eero Aarnio was the designer and The Lake St. Louis Historical Society was the donor of this object.

See more stuff from the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Do you have your own photos of this object? Are they online somewhere, like Flickr or Instagram? Or have you created a 3D model of one of our objects in SketchUp or Thingiverse? If so then then tag them with ch:object=18693705 and we will connect ours to yours!

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18693705/ |title=Rocking Chair, "Rock 'N' Roll", 1968 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=24 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

If you would like to tell us more about an object or have found an error in an object record, please fill out this form. Objects that are slated to be on display when the museum re-opens in 2014 are being given priority but all corrections are welcomed!