Key facts

Product:
Saarinen Womb Chair
Family:
Saarinen Collection
Manufacturer:
Knoll International
Designer:
Eero Saarinen
Architonic ID:
1167039
Country:
Italy
Launched:
1948
Groups:
Seating-Armchairs

Product description

The chair is constructed of foam over a moulded, reinforced fibreglass shell.
The ottoman is constructed of foam cushion over moulded plywood platform.
Includes separate seat, back and ottoman cushions of polyester fibre with foam core.
Both chair and ottoman feature stainless steel and nylon articulating glides.
Upholstered in a range of fabrics.

Chair 106cm W x 94cm D x 92cm H with seat height of 45cm

Product family

Concept

The furnishings created by Saarinen for Knoll, which include the famous, revolutionary Tulip collection from 1957, have become major design icons of the postwar era. In his approach to architecture and furniture design, Eero Saarinen combined essential simplicity and very striking formal invention. His collection of pieces with “chalice” legs, including low tables and dining tables, epitomizes his ideal of formal unity.