Key facts

Product:
The Tree
Family:
The Tree
Manufacturer:
Martela Oyj
Designer:
Eero Aarnio, Rea Aarnio-Gibson
Architonic ID:
1078002
Country:
Finland
Launched:
2008
Groups:
Complementary furniture-Room dividers
Partitions/Space dividers-Space dividers
Break-out/Privacy ...-Room-dividing systems

Concept

Unveiled at the Milan Furniture Fair, The Tree is a space divider designed by Professor Eero Aarnio. It is intended for restaurants and other public spaces. The Tree is also a sculpture, and will surely find its way into private homes, just as many other products designed by Professor Aarnio have done.

"Professor Eero Aarnio describes the birth of The Tree as follows: ""The Tree is like many other products I have designed – part functional object, part sculpture. It functions as a space divider and a decoration, of course, but clever users will surely find other uses for it, such as a coat rack.

""For me, The Tree has always been the tree of paradise. Someone once wondered why it doesn't have any apples, but that is something we should ask Eve about…""

Part of the proceeds from each Tree are used to support World Vision Finland’s operations to improve the living conditions of children and families in different countries.

Colours: white, black and green.
Base material: rotational moulded polyethylene (PE-HD). Inside the base counter weight of steel (10 kg)."