Womb Chair – 1946, Made by Knoll designed by Eero Saarinen
Modern Furniture Profile
Eero Saarinen designed with the human form in mind as the end user of the furniture. Sounds simple but many designers prefer aesthetics to functionality.
The Womb chair envelops the persons and creates a safe and comfortable place to curl up and relax.
It is made of a molded fibre glass seat shell, supported on a bent tubular frame with nylon swivel glides. It is upholstered in a boucle fabric and has loose latex foam cushions for increased comfort.
It’s organic form is representative of the mid century Scandinavian modernism style of furniture using synthetic materials to create organically inspired forms.
To increase the comfort he also designed a coordinating ottoman or foot stool. It was designed for Knoll Associates Inc. and is still in production.
This Womb Chairis considered to be one of the most comfortable chairs of all time.To add this comfortable designer chair to your home furniture collection select the photograph above to find out how simple it is.
About the Designer Learn more about Eero Saarinen and his design philosophies
Further Resources on the Designer look for books and other web sites on the designer.
More Eero Saarinen Furniture Pieces
The Tulip Pedestal group consists of an armchair, side chair, two stools and several tables with a variety of top finishes, marble, timber and plastic laminate .Select the pictures below to find out how to buy a set for your home.