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Womb Chair and Ottoman

by Eero Saarinen for

Knoll ®

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Meet the Designer
When I approach an architectural problem, Finnish architect and interior designer Eero Saarinen once said, "I try to think out the real significance of it. What is its essence and how can the total structure capture that essence?" Fellow designer Florence Knoll put forth the challenge of creating "a chair she could curl up in." The Womb Chair was Saarinen's response to that question—a unique piece of furniture that will surely be the center of attention, wherever it is placed in your home.
The Design
The Womb chair, with its matching ottoman, was designed in 1948, part of Saarinen's breakthrough seating collection. The Womb's steel rod base and finishes, combined with its upholstered frame totally covering a fiberglass shell, highlight Saarinen's brilliant design aesthetic and his architectural skills. In addition to its unique look, the chair is luxuriously comfortable. Called the Womb for a reason, the chair is designed to facilitate a relaxed sitting posture which in turn provides total comfort and a sense of security. The Womb Chair and Ottoman now also come in new smaller sizes proportioned at 85% of the original.
Design Year: 1948

  • Womb collection
  • Chair constructed of foam over a molded, reinforced fiberglass shell
  • Includes separate seat and seat back and ottoman cushion, constructed of polyester fiber with foam core
  • Chair features stainless steel and nylon articulating glides
  • Chair and Ottoman are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified
  • Large Womb Chair Dimensions: 35.5" H x 40" W x 34" D
  • Seat Height: 16"
  • Arm Height: 20.5"
  • Large Womb Ottoman Dimensions: 16" H x 25.5" W x 20" D
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  • Sustainability Statement: Sustainable design is a key component of Knoll's environmental focus. Knoll's commitment to social responsibility and a healthy environment has prompted the company to further articulate its longstanding environmental programs and, with encouragement and support from colleagues in the industry, Knoll has re-energized its focus on such "green" initiatives as life cycle analysis and LEED® certification. Knoll is proud to have contributed to projects that have received LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • The Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman are Greenguard certified.
  • Knoll products are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship during the applicable warranty period set forth in the Knoll Warranty.
  • Should you discover shortly after receiving your Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman that parts are either damaged or missing, please call us immediately, and we will be happy to send you replacement parts as soon as possible and at no additional cost.
  • Each authentic Knoll product includes a certificate of authenticity.

    Please Note: Ultrasuede fabrics can be ordered to comply with Cal 133 specifications. Please call for details.

Item: Dimensions: Weight:
Womb Chair 35.5" H x 40" W x 34" D 36 lbs
Womb Ottoman 16" H x 25.5" W x 20" D 13 lbs

Knoll ® Womb Chair and Ottoman

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About the Designer

Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen Finland (1910 - 1961)

Eero Saarinen shared the same birthday as his father, Eliel Saarinen. They emigrated to the United States of America in 1923, when Eero was thirteen. He grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where his father was a teacher at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and he took courses in sculpture and furniture design there. He had a close relationship with fellow students Charles and Ray Eames, and became good friends with Florence Knoll (née Schust). Beginning in September 1929, he studied sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, France. He then went on to study at the Yale School of Architecture, completing his studies in 1934. Subsequently, he toured Europe and North Africa for a year and returned for a year to his native Finland, after which he returned to Cranbrook to work for his father and teach at the academy. He became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in 1940. Saarinen was recruited by Donal McLaughlin, an architectural school friend from his Yale days, to join the military service in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Saarinen was assigned to draw illustrations for bomb disassembly manuals and to provide designs for the Situation Room in the White House. Saarinen worked full time for the OSS until 1944. After his father's death in 1950, Saarinen founded his own architect's office, "Eero Saarinen and Associates". Eero Saarinen died of a brain tumor in 1961 at the age of 51

About the Manufacturer

With a long history of design innovation for the home, workplace, and in textiles, Knoll continues to play a large part in the foundations of Modern Design. Founded in 1938 by Hans Knoll and continued after his death by his wife Florence Knoll, the company has produced a long line of award-winning and museum worthy designs from virtually every top designer in modern design.
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Best Chair Ever!!

from Everett, MA

I am writing this review while sitting in this chair. I would have to say it is by far my most Favorite chair I own! Very comfy and firm! I have the chair with the ottoman ( a must have piece ). If this chair is in your budget I would deff bit the bullet and buy it you will have no regrets. I had a long day and my back was killing me, now that I am relaxing in my chair my back feels so much better! Firm, very comfortable and stylish! None that I can think of!!

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Luxury in the bedroom!

from Wells, ME – Verified Buyer

This is outstanding! Love the color! Perfect for reading! This "white glove" delivery was fast and efficient!

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Beautiful Classic design

from PA – Verified Buyer

This is one of the best chair design of all times. Very versatile for all style interiors.

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Comfy easy chair to snuggle & watch tv

from Charlotte NC

Exactly as expected.

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Great Chair!

from Fairhope, Al – Verified Buyer

I have wanted a womb chair for a long time. All Modern had a great price, so I bit the bullet and bought it. I love it.

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Very Nice

from istanbul

Very nice chair, post modern design. Style and the lines are very impressive, there is a deeper point of view. Color of the perfectly selected. I'd like to have one of these.

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