Womb Chair Medium
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.
Seat Height: 15"
Arm Height: 18"
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®.
- Classic Bouclé: 52% wool, 48% nylon
- Cato: 86% wool, 14% rayon
Shipping: Estimated lead time of 8–12 weeks.
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.”
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