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Womb™ Chair and Ottoman

Designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll®

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Item Number: 9097
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The expressive sculptural forms of Eero Saarinen’s furniture can also be found in his architecture, from the TWA Terminal at Kennedy Airport to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to Dulles International Airport. In 1940, the Finnish American and his friend Charles Eames took first prize at the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition at MoMA. Later that decade, when Florence Knoll challenged Saarinen to create a chair that she could curl up in, she had found the right candidate for the task. The Womb Chair and Ottoman (1946) has an enveloping form that continues to be one of the most iconic and recognized representations of midcentury organic modernism. By applying foam molded over a fiberglass shell, Saarinen created a single-piece form that perfectly facilitates a relaxed sitting posture. Manufactured by Knoll according to the original specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A.

Designer

Eero Saarinen
Eero Saarinen

FINLAND (1910–1961)

“The purpose of architecture is to shelter and enhance man’s life on earth and to fulfill his belief in the nobility of his existence,” said Eero Saarinen in 1959. Saarinen’s architectural legacy communicates this sentiment of giddy potential and unfettered optimism in post-war America. Iconic projects like the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport Terminal and the ...

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Dimensions

Chair: H 35.5" W 40" D 34" Seat H 16" Ottoman: H 16" W 25.5" D 20"

Materials

Reinforced fiberglass shell; plywood platform; polyester fiber padding with foam core; steel rod frame with black powder-coated or polished chrome finish; stainless steel and nylon glides; fabric or leather upholstery.

Cato: KnollTextiles Cato fabric (86% wool, 14% rayon).
Classic Bouclé: KnollTextiles Classic Bouclé fabric (52% wool, 48% nylon).
Melange: KnollTextiles Melange fabric (88% wool, 12% nylon).
Sonnet: KnollTextiles Sonnet fabric (100% polyester).
Volo: Spinneybeck® semi-aniline leather.

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