Womb Loveseat - Black Powder-Coated Steel Legs
Eero Saarinen style Womb Chair & Loveseat, designed in 1946. Named for the way it hugs the body, our Eero Saarinen style Womb Loveseat is a design icon. From its soft, inviting curves to its comfortable cushioning and tubular steel legs, every detail has been meticulously replicated. Womb loveseat offers seating for 2 in a relatively small footprint. The design of the Womb Loveseat is well known for its comfortable seating capability. The external metal frame lifts the body well off the floor providing a light airy feel. The Womb Series in the 2-seat loveseat configuration is a relatively rare but highly sought after Mid century modern icon.Material & Feature:
- Molded fiberglass shell with highly resilient urethane foam
- Medium firm cushion seat feel (cushion softness customizable)
- Premium Fabric, Top Grain/Aniline/Vintage Leather Leather upholstery (C.O.M available)
- Polished #304 grade stainless steel legs with chrome finish; stain color customization available
- Cushions are removable
- All materials are fire-resistant & non-toxic (Baby friendly)
- Width: 61.5" x Height: 35.5" x Depth: 33"
- Seat Height:17.3"
* 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.