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Womb Chair & Ottoman - Chrome Legs

$1,569.00 - $2,489.00
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  • Eero Saarinen style Womb Chair & Ottoman, designed in 1946. Named for the way it hugs the body, our Eero Saarinen style Womb Chair is a design icon. From its soft, inviting curves to its comfortable cushioning and tubular steel legs, every detail has been meticulously replicated. The chair is constructed from a fiberglass shell covered with foam and then encased in either soft fabric, faux shearling or leather. The legs are made from shiny stainless steel. The chair comes in a wide choice of colours to suit every taste. The Eero Saarinen Womb Chair was made to curl up in, so position it in a place where you can truly relax.

    Material & Feature:
    • Molded fiberglass shell with highly resilient urethane foam
    • Medium firm cushion seat feel (cushion softness customizable)
    • Premium Fabric, Top Grain/Aniline Leather upholstery (C.O.M available)
    • Polished #304 grade stainless steel legs with chrome finish
    • Cushions are removable
    • Product fully assembled
    • All materials are fire-resistant & non-toxic (Baby friendly)
    Dimensions:
    • Chair: Width: 34" x Depth: 39" x Height: 38.6"
    • Seat-back Height: 23.6" (from top of the cushion to head rest)
    • Seat Width: 21.3" x Depth: 20.9" x Height: 18.2"
    • Armrest Height: 21.3"
    • Ottoman: Width: 26" x Depth: 17.3" x Height: 17.7"
    • Cushion Thickness: 4.7"
    • Product Weight: 80lbs

    * All measurements are approximations.
  • Eero Saarinen, the son of influential Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen and his second wife, Louise, was born on his father's 37th birthday, August 20, 1910. 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.

    Beginning in September 1929, he studied sculpture at the Acadmie de la Grande Chaumire 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 United States 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.

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  • Eero Saarinen style Womb Chair & Ottoman, designed in 1946. Named for the way it hugs the body, our Eero Saarinen style Womb Chair is a design icon. From its soft, inviting curves to its comfortable cushioning and tubular steel legs, every detail has been meticulously replicated. The chair is constructed from a fiberglass shell covered with foam and then encased in either soft fabric, faux shearling or leather. The legs are made from shiny stainless steel. The chair comes in a wide choice of colours to suit every taste. The Eero Saarinen Womb Chair was made to curl up in, so position it in a place where you can truly relax.

    Material & Feature:
    • Molded fiberglass shell with highly resilient urethane foam
    • Medium firm cushion seat feel (cushion softness customizable)
    • Premium Fabric, Top Grain/Aniline Leather upholstery (C.O.M available)
    • Polished #304 grade stainless steel legs with chrome finish
    • Cushions are removable
    • Product fully assembled
    • All materials are fire-resistant & non-toxic (Baby friendly)
    Dimensions:
    • Chair: Width: 34" x Depth: 39" x Height: 38.6"
    • Seat-back Height: 23.6" (from top of the cushion to head rest)
    • Seat Width: 21.3" x Depth: 20.9" x Height: 18.2"
    • Armrest Height: 21.3"
    • Ottoman: Width: 26" x Depth: 17.3" x Height: 17.7"
    • Cushion Thickness: 4.7"
    • Product Weight: 80lbs

    * All measurements are approximations.
  • Eero Saarinen, the son of influential Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen and his second wife, Louise, was born on his father's 37th birthday, August 20, 1910. 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.

    Beginning in September 1929, he studied sculpture at the Acadmie de la Grande Chaumire 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 United States 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.

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  • 3
    Title of review Jaroslaw J.

    Posted by Jaroslaw J. on 2021 Sep 4th

    The chair s is well made, very heavy, cushions are very firm. Comparing to the original Knoll womb chair this one is a medium size. The color I received was different from the sample swatch I order. Much brighter color.

  • 3
    Title of review David M.

    Posted by David M. on 2021 Sep 4th

    This chair looks good but the cashmere is very scratchy and the cushions are hard!

  • 5
    Title of review Greg B.

    Posted by Greg B. on 2021 Sep 4th

    The chair is beautiful! The quality is exceptional. It arrived meticulously packed and right on time!

  • 4
    Title of review Wendy H.

    Posted by Wendy H. on 2021 Sep 4th

    Chair great. I found the reps at customer service very nice, but very complicated to get through. It was a real bummer

  • 5
    Title of review n l.

    Posted by n l. on 2021 Sep 4th

    gorgeous, sturdy and so much more comfortable than i imagined! customer service was fantastic. when my chosen fabric was no longer being used i was offered something comparable and sent a swatch. took a little while to get through that whole process but the piece is well worth the wait. and the substitute fabric is even better than what i had originally selected. the order was impeccably packaged but be prepared - the chair and ottoman arrive fully assembled, in a single box, which will not fit through a standard door frame. so we had to unbox them in the building’s garage to get them up to our unit. can’t say enough good things about the beauty and quality of these pieces.

  • 5
    Title of review Stephanie

    Posted by Stephanie on 2021 Sep 4th

    Great height, comfortable but firm cushions, good value.

  • 5
    Title of review Trish B.

    Posted by Trish B. on 2021 Sep 4th

    I live in Mexico and had the chair shipped down - it is perfect in my den! Beautiful and comfortable.

  • 5
    Title of review Kathy J.

    Posted by Kathy J. on 2021 Sep 4th

    I love the new chair, which looks amazing. They had a great selection of swatches and materials which allowed me to get a chair style that I love that also matches the color of the room perfectly.

  • 5
    Title of review Ana A.

    Posted by Ana A. on 2021 Sep 4th

    I´m in love with this chair, it´s the perfect fit to my home! It´s very well done, the cashmere fabric is very soft and the cobalt blue color pops up in my living room. I couldn´t be happier!

  • 5
    Title of review Rochelle B.

    Posted by Rochelle B. on 2021 Sep 4th

    The chair is everything I expected and more. Workmanship is top notch. The color is saturated and bold. Makes the space something special. Five stars Eternity Modern

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