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Womb Chair Medium

from $4,532.00

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.


Overall Dimensions

Width: 35"

Depth: 31"

Height: 31.25"

 

Seat Height: 15"

Arm Height: 18"


Materials

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

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from $4,532.00

Shipping: Delivered in 12-16 weeks.

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Details

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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