Design Eero Saarinen, 1948
Upholstery, fiberglass & steel
Made in USA by Knoll
Eero Saarinen designed the groundbreaking Womb Chair at Florence Knoll's request for "a chair that was like a basket full of pillows - something she could really curl up in." This mid-century classic supports countless positions and offers a comforting oasis of calm—hence the name.
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.
Saarinen designed the groundbreaking Womb Chair at Florence Knoll's request for a chair that was like a basket full of pillows, "something she could really curl up in." The design supports any position and gives a comforting sense of security - hence the name. This 85% scaled version is perfect for smaller spaces or people.
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.
Dimensions: 35" W x 31" D x 31 1/4" H with a seat height of 15" and arm height of 18"
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