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Design by Eero Saarinen, 1946.
With its steel rod base and upholstered frame, the 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.
In 1946, Florence Knoll had put forth the challenge to Saarinen of creating "a chair she could curl up in." The Finnish-born architect and interior designer responded with Womb Chair, part of his breakthrough seating collection.
The Womb Chair and Ottoman are constructed of foam over a molded, reinforced fiberglass shell. The Chair includes separate seat and back cushions of polyester fiber with a foam core. Bases feature a steel rod with Polished Chrome finish or Matte Black power coat and nylon articulating glides.
The Womb Chair is offered in Large, Medium and Child's sizes in a range of upholstery options.
KNL-70L KNL-70LM KNL-70LS KNL-74Y KNL-74YM
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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