Having always preferred to work from home, surrounded by his family and creations and with his smoke sauna just a few short steps down the garden path, Eero has never had an independent studio. His designs have been shaped accordingly: even the chair that launched his career in 1966, the Ball Chair, was conceived because he wanted a seat which would fit the four of them together. His daughters who were also his muses, models and product testers when they were very small, are still very much involved in the business today and his wife, Pirkko, remains his closest conspirator.