The beautiful Womb chair and Ottoman was created by Eero Saarinen for acclaimed designer Florence Knoll, her request - "a chair that was like a basket full of pillows, something I could really curl up in."
Designed in 1948, the Womb chair, made exclusively for Knoll, displays the Finnish-born designer's flair for challenging rules, breaking moulds and setting new standards for modern design. The Relax version offers an additional level of comfort, with the seat and back cushions being softer, softening the strong, sculptural form. It also has a metal structure instead of the Classic Womb chair's reinforced fibre-glass one making it a more economical option to the original.
Materials: Base - Steel rod with a polished Chrome or painted black finish. Womb Relax chair is made from polyurethane foam over metal shell with elastic belts. Cushions constructed of polyurethane core. Stainless steel and nylon articulating glides.
Womb ChairHeight - 92cm (Seat Height - 43.5cm) x Width - 105cm x Depth - 94cm
OttomanHeight - 40cm x Width - 64cm x Depth - 51.5cm
Delivery Time: Around 8/10 weeks
** Designed in 1948. The Knoll logo is stamped into the structure of the chair and ottoman
Eero Saarinen was born to famous parents from the design world, architect Eliel Saarinen and textile artist Loja Saarinen. It came as no surprise that Eero was helping his father design furniture and fixtures for the Cranbrook campus by the time he was in his teens. In 1929 Eero left for Paris where he studied sculpture before enrolling in the Yale architecture program the following year. In 1934, he returned to Michigan to teach at Cranbrook, work on furniture designs, and practice architecture with his father. It was at Cranbrook that Saarinen met Charles Eames. The two young men, both committed to the exploration of potential new materials and processes, quickly became great friends, pushing each other creatively while collaborating on several projects. His most iconic design is the Knoll Tulip Table, a true Design Classic.