When I approach an architectural problem, Finnish architect and interior designer Eero Saarinen once said, "I try to think out the real significance of it. What is its essence and how can the total structure capture that essence?" Fellow designer Florence Knoll put forth the challenge of creating "a chair she could curl up in." The Womb Chair was Saarinen's response to that question—a unique piece of furniture that will surely be the center of attention, wherever it is placed in your home.
The Womb chair, with its matching ottoman, was designed in 1948, part of Saarinen's breakthrough seating collection. The Womb's steel rod base and finishes, combined with its upholstered frame totally covering a fiberglass shell, highlight Saarinen's brilliant design aesthetic and his architectural skills. In addition to its unique look, the chair is luxuriously comfortable. Called the Womb for a reason, the chair is designed to facilitate a relaxed sitting posture which in turn provides total comfort and a sense of security. The Womb Chair and Ottoman now also come in new smaller sizes proportioned at 85% of the original.
Features: Design Year: 1948
- Womb collection
- Chair constructed of foam over a molded, reinforced fiberglass shell
- Includes separate seat and seat back and ottoman cushion, constructed of polyester fiber with foam core
- Chair features stainless steel and nylon articulating glides
- Chair and Ottoman are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified
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- Large Womb Chair Dimensions: 35.5" H x 40" W x 34" D
- Seat Height: 16"
- Arm Height: 20.5"
- Large Womb Ottoman Dimensions: 16" H x 25.5" W x 20" D
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