Eero Saarinen designed the groundbreaking Womb Chair at Florence Knoll's request for "a chair that was like a basket full of pillows... something I could really curl up in." The Womb Chair and Ottoman (1946) has an enveloping form that continues to be one of the most iconic and recognized representations of mid-century organic modernism. By applying foam molded over a fiberglass shell, Saarinen created a single-piece form that perfectly facilitates a relaxed sitting posture. The Medium Womb Chair is scaled to 85% of the original Womb Chair, making it suitable for smaller frames and spaces, or even your favorite kids' space.
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Like many of Saarinen’s furniture designs, the Womb Chair required production techniques and materials still in the infancy of their existence. Saarinen and Florence Knoll found a boat builder in New Jersey who was experimenting with fiberglass and resin to help develop manufacturing methods for the new chair. Florence Knoll: “He was very skeptical. We just begged him. I guess we were so young and so enthusiastic he finally gave in and worked with us. We had lots of problems and failures until they finally got a chair that would work.”
Presented are the standard online upholstery options. The chair can be upholstered in a wide variety of colors and fabrics, including Maharam and KnollTextiles fabrics and a range of Spinneybeck® leathers, and is also available in a powder-coated black base. Please contact us directly for a custom quote.
Seat shell is foam-covered molded fiberglass with a polished chrome finished steel rod base. Stainless steel and nylon glides. GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®.
The lead time for this item is 8-10 weeks. Items that are a part of Knoll's Quick Ship Program are available to ship in 4-6 weeks. View Knoll's Quick Ship Designs
Classic Bouclé: 52% wool, 48% nylon
Cato: 86% wool, 14% rayon
Measures: 35" W x 31" D x 31.25" H, 15" seat height, 18" arm height
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Door Step Service - Outside Delivery
Doorstep Delivery, our standard delivery service, offers delivery of your order in its original packaging by one of our third party carriers at your door step. Please keep in mind if you live in an apartment and/or condominium complex this delivery option will only deliver your items as far as the front entrance of your building. Please plan accordingly. This service level does not include delivery inside your home, unpacking and/or assembly. If you require additional service with the delivery of your purchase we suggest choosing our White Glove Delivery Service option.
White Glove Service - Inside Delivery
White Glove Service is our premium delivery option and includes a scheduled appointment from one of our certified white glove delivery teams. The items from your order will be unpacked, assembled if necessary, put in place and all packing materials will be removed. Our White Glove Service teams are not bonded or insured for any wall mounting, structural modifications or electrical work.
Typical delivery time is 1-4 weeks from your scheduled delivery date confirmation.
Further details can be found on our Shipping and Delivery page.
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