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Design by Eero Saarinen, 1948.
Eero Saarinen's 1948 Womb Chair and this accompanying Ottoman, made exclusively for Knoll, display the Finnish-born designer's flair for challenging rules, breaking molds and setting new standards for modern design. The Medium Womb Ottoman is scaled to 85% of the original Womb Ottoman, making it suitable for small spaces and frames, or even your favorite kids' space. Constructed of a foam cushion over a molded plywood platform. Features stainless steel and nylon articulating glides. Select base finish, then select upholstery textile and color.
The smaller scale of the Medium Womb pieces make them an easy fit for knoll kids™, in addition to their longstanding spot in the KnollStudio line of classics. The Saarinen Womb Ottoman is Greenguard certified.
Material(s): Foam, plywood, steel and fabric (content dependent on textile/leather selection)
Dimensions: 21" W x 17 1/2" D x 14 1/2" H with a seat height of 14"
Exactly what I wanted
By: AV, Homeowner (Miami Beach FL)
The chair and ottoman are perfect. What was even better was the impeccable service form Yliving A+ site!
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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