Womb Chair and Ottoman
*** Ships in 6-8 20 Weeks ***
Design Eero Saarinen, 1948
Upholstery, fiberglass & steel
Made in USA by Knoll
Eero Saarinen's 1948 Womb chair, made exclusively for Knoll, displays the Finnish-born designer's flair for challenging rules, breaking molds and setting new standards for modern design.
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.
The Chair is constructed of foam over a molded, reinforced fiberglass shell while the ottoman is constructed of foam cushion over a molded plywood platform and includes separate seat, back and ottoman cushions of polyester fiber with foam core.
Both chair and ottoman feature stainless steel and nylon articulating glides
The base features a steel rod with polished chrome finish or matte black power coat. Available in a wide range of Knoll Textiles and Spinneybeck leather.
Chair: 40" w | 34" d | 35.5" h | seat: 16" h | arm: 20.5" h
Ottoman: 25.5" w | 20" d | 16" h