Saarinen Medium Womb ChairPrice: $3,317.00
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Design by Eero Saarinen, 1948.
One of Eero Saarinen's most recognizable chair designs, the Medium Womb Chair was conceived at the request of Florence Knoll, who wanted a chair she could "curl up in". This breakthrough lounger was designed to facilitate a relaxed sitting posture, providing comfort and a sense of security. The 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. Features stainless steel and nylon articulating glides.
The Medium Womb Chair is scaled to 85% of the original Womb Chair, making it suitable for smaller frames and spaces, or even your favorite kids' space.
- Scaled to 85% of the original Womb Chair
- 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 Large and Child sizes
The Saarinen Womb Chair is Greenguard certified.
By: Y. Li, Homeowner (San Jose, CA)
Beautiful and comfortable. Love it in tangerine. Definitely one of my favorite piece of modern classics.
Lovely classic chair
By: Suzy P., Homeowner (New York)
I have been waiting to buy the Womb Chair for years. YLiving offered great choices in Knoll fabrics and the medium chair fits perfectly in my home. I ordered it in a bright red colored fabric. The chair is beautiful and makes an elegant statement. Even my black cat thinks it is the perfect place for a nap. I was especially pleased with the delivery service which was professional and courteous.
By: Eun L., Homeowner (LA, CA)
Not only is it a functionally great chair but it is an excellent decor piece as well. Love it!!!! Great for cozy reading and lounging - and just to look at
This slightly smaller Womb chair fit wonderfully in our space
By: Henry, Designer (San Francisco)
This slightly smaller Womb chair fit wonderfully in our space (and fits average sized adults well), whereas the full size Womb would have been overpowering. The upholstery was true to samples, and the chair was delivered on time and without any flaws.
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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