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Vitra Miniatures 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

The Womb Chair is regarded as one of the icons of postwar American Modernism. Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1946 and manufactured by Knoll International since 1948 (originally as Model No. 70), this armchair is the first piece of mass produced furniture in the history of design. Supported by a bent tubular steel frame. Saarinen developed the Womb Chair in close collaboration with a boat builder. His stated intention was to design a chair that would allow a variety of sitting positions and create a special feeling of relaxation and cosiness. This central design concept finds vivid expression in its name.

Features:

  • Expansive foam upholstered shell
  • Two inset cushions for added comfort
  • Miniatures collection

Dimensions:

  • Overall: 6.18" H x 5.83" W x 6" D

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Additional Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 6.18" H x 5.83" W x 6" D

Features

Product Type: Figurine 
Style: Modern
Subject: Home decor and furniture 
Finish: Red
Hand-Made: No 
 
Distressed: No
Primary Material: Wood 
Number of Items Included: 2
Pieces Included: Chair And Ottoman 
Weather Resistant: No
Water Resistant: No 
 
 
Oversized: No
Plays Music: No 
Age Group: Adult; Child/Teen
Orientation: Table top 
 
Battery Required: No
Storage: No 
 
Decorative Use Only: Yes
Food and Water Safe: No 
 
Outdoor Use: No
Product Care: Wipe Clean With A Dry Cloth 
Country of Manufacture: Germany

Assembly

Assembly Required: No 
Installation Required: No
Additional Parts Required: No 

Warranty

Product Warranty: 5 Years 
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OUR SKU # VTA1438 This item is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: 202 575 01

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