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Womb™ Settee

Womb™ Settee

Designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll®

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Item Number: 100057131
$6,900.00
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Please inspect your purchase immediately upon delivery. If there is a problem with your order, contact your local DWR Studio or our Customer Service team at 800.944.2233 within three (3) days of receipt. You may also contact us at service@dwr.com. If you receive a damaged, defective or incorrect item, we will work with you to make things right.


If you wish to return an item, your refund will be reduced by a restocking charge equal to 10% of the purchase price (accessories, bedding, Sonno mattresses* and towels are exempt), and you will be responsible for outbound and return shipping and delivery charges. Returns must be received in original condition within 30 days of receipt of order. Credit card orders will receive refunds in the form of a credit back to the original account. Check and cash payments will be returned via a refund check or Design Within Reach Merchandise Credit.


Please be aware that furniture is susceptible to damage during transit. We take great care to pack shipments so that they will arrive safely, so be sure to retain the original packing materials, original receipt and all merchandise tags for any item that you wish to return to us. You may have to provide supplementary packing materials if the outer carton has been worn during the original trip out to you.


Shipping charges are not refundable. We do not accept any returns or exchanges on custom or special order furniture. Floor samples and items purchased from DWR Outlets and eBay are sold as is, and all sales are final.


Returns are accepted only at our warehouse; they are not accepted at DWR Studios, DWR Outlets or our company headquarters. To start the return process, please contact Customer Service at 800.944.2233 or service@dwr.com.






*100-Night Sonno® Mattress Sleep Trial

Try Sonno risk-free for up to 100 nights, and a minimum of 30. If you decide to return it, contact your local DWR Studio or call 1.800.944.2233 for a refund and free pickup. One sleep trial per household annually. Delivery fees nonrefundable.






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All items purchased from Design Within Reach are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier. If your order is placed with a purchase order, the shipping term of FOB DWR shipping dock will supersede any shipping terms in your purchase order.






Cancellation Policy

In-stock items normally ship within 24–48 hours after an order has been placed. If you order by credit card, your card will be charged as each item is shipped. We will accept cancellation of your order for items that have not shipped or that are on backorder. Once an item has shipped, cancellation is not possible. Custom and special order items cannot be cancelled.






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Item Number: 100057131
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Description

The expressive sculptural forms of Eero Saarinen’s furniture can still be found to this very day 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, Saarinen developed his fit-for-two Womb Settee (1948) for his first big architectural commission, the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan – a massive 25-building complex that required furnishings for over 5,000 people. By applying foam molded over a fiberglass shell, Saarinen created a single-piece form that perfectly facilitates a relaxed sitting posture. Of the clumsy oversized models seen elsewhere that Settee was designed to replace, Saarinen said, “These dreadnoughts disappeared from modern interiors partly because they were designed for an era that tried to impress by sheer mass,” but he saw the robust forms as timeless. “The need for such chairs has not passed. Today, more than ever, we need to relax.” This is the authentic Womb Settee by Knoll. 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

H 35.5" W 62.25" D 34" Seat H 16"

Materials

Steel rod frame with black powder-coated finish; reinforced fiberglass shell; plywood platform; polyester fiber padding with foam core; stainless steel and nylon glides. Classic Bouclé: KnollTextiles Classic Bouclé upholstery (52% wool, 48% nylon). Cato: KnollTextiles Cato upholstery (86% wool, 14% rayon).

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