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Design by Eero Saarinen, 1948.
With its steel rod base and upholstered frame, the Child's Womb Chair is designed to facilitate a relaxed sitting posture, providing emotional comfort and a sense of security – hence, the name "Womb," – now one of Knoll's most recognizable designs.
The Child's Womb Chair is constructed of foam over a molded, reinforced fiberglass shell and includes separate seat and back cushions of polyester fiber with a foam core. The Chair features stainless steel and nylon articulating glides. The Child's Chair is at 75% scale of the original. The base features a steel rod with Polished Chrome finish or Matte Black power coat. Select base finish, then select upholstery textile and color. Also available in Medium and Large sizes.
The knoll kids Barcelona Chair is scaled to fit a CHILD's body. Visit the link below for the classic adult-sized version. Greenguard certified.
Material(s): Foam, fiberglass, steel and fabric (content dependent on textile/leather selection)
Designer: Eero Saarinen
The son of architect and Cranbrook Academy of Art director Eliel Saarinen and his wife, textile artist Loja, Eero Saarinen studied sculpture in Paris and architecture at Yale before working on furniture design with Norman Bel Geddes and practicing architecture with his father. He collaborated on several projects in furniture design with his friend, Cranbrook alumnus Charles Eames, and opened his own practice in Bloomfield Hills in 1950. Among the many buildings for which he is known are the Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC, The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, and the TWA Terminal at Kennedy International Airport in New York. He was the recipient of numerous awards and the subject of many exhibitions.View other products by Eero Saarinen
Knoll believes good design is good business. A commitment to modern design has yielded a comprehensive portfolio of furniture products and textiles designed to provide enduring value and help clients shape their workspaces with imagination and vision. Recognized as a design leader worldwide, Knoll products are exhibited in major art museums, with more than 40 pieces in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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