Saarinen Large Womb ChairPrice: $3,516.00
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Design by Eero Saarinen, 1948.
Eero Saarinen arrived at the concept for his 1948 Womb Chair when challenged by Florence Knoll to design a chair of supreme comfort – one she could really "curl up in". With its steel rod base and plush upholstered frame, the Womb Chair is designed to facilitate a relaxed sitting posture, providing comfort and a sense of security. The lounger achieves its sculpted, enveloping form from a molded, reinforced fiberglass shell, which is layered in dense foam and topped with separate seat and back cushions in polyester fiber over foam core. Today one of Knoll's most recognizable designs, the Womb Lounge Chair can be customized in frame finishes and a wide range of upholstery options to make this mid-century classic uniquely yours.
- Constructed of foam over a molded, reinforced fiberglass shell
- Includes stainless steel and nylon articulating glides
- Includes separate seat and back cushions of polyester fiber with foam core
- Steel rod base offered in several finishes
- Available in a wide range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck leather
- GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
- Also offered in Medium and Child sizes
By: Karina L S., Homeowner (Chicago, IL)
I purchased the classic boucle Womb Chair and Ottoman in crimson for my living room and absolutely love it! It's classic design and pop of color really add to the aesthetic in the room. Plus, it's incredibly comfortable, which doesn't hurt either!
A Mid-Century Show Stopper that Comfortable
By: Kurt K., Homeowner (Palm Springs, CA)
We love this chair and ottoman. We purchased it in the red and our house is dominantly white. the chair makes a strong statement that we enjoy every day.
Amazing chair with bumps in the road
By: Nick, Renter (Durham, NC)
The Womb chair is just a fantastic classic that sits so comfortably. That said about the chair there were some issues getting it. The fabric I selected on yliving had not been available from Knoll for a while so I had to select another fabric. I was not informed of this until Knoll figured it out months after the order and contacted me. Make sure you confirm the fabric still exists. After all of that was settled I received a chair that has some creases in the fabric. It took a lot of customer service calls to Knoll, but the finally sent out a service rep armed with a hand steamer. Could have done that myself but some of the creases did come out. I'm satisfied but Knoll can be a little difficult to deal with and I am sure they now feel the same about me.
Love At First Sit
By: Markus H., Homeowner (New York, NY)
The Womb Chair is as comfortable as it is great to look at. Very happy with the purchase and with the YLiving customer service.
We love this chair!
By: Clara B., Homeowner (New York, NY)
It is super comfortable and beautiful. Adds character to the whole room. We decided not to get the ottoman just yet, but now that the chair is here, I feel like the chair needs it in other to be 100% complete. We'll get it soon.
Fabulous Chair, Great Service
By: Jill C., Homeowner (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
I absolutely love this chair. It's a beautiful design icon, bot is also the most comfortable chair I have had the pleasure of spending time in! Customer service was excellent from start to finish.
I could cozy up all day in this chair.
By: Jen (Chicago)
Saarinen's womb chair has been one of my comfortable favorites for such a long time that it only made sense to finally add one in the house. It's generous in size, proportioned perfectly (in all the right places) and is aesthetically stunning. A timeless beauty which demonstrates form and function at its height. The service to special order this through YLiving was so easy and pleasant I would certainly do so again. Delivery was also flawless.
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
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