Reupholstered Womb Chair and Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll



Enveloping, modern Womb lounge chair and ottoman with chrome bases. Reupholstered last year in Maharam "Moss" fabric. 

  • CREATOR Designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. 
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Chrome, Maharam Fabric: Pebble Wool Multi, "Moss"
  • CONDITION Very Good. Minor wear consistent with use and wear. No pitting on the chrome. 
  • DIMENSIONS ChairH 31.25 in. W 35 in. D 31 in. Seat Height 15 in., Ottoman: H 15 in. W 22 in. 18 in. 


Florence Knoll requested “a chair that was like a basket full of pillows—something I could really curl up in."

Revolutionary in 1948 and resonant today. Designed for Florence Knoll by Eero Saarinen, the Womb defied conventions of what a chair could be-from the feminist instinct that sparked its inception of the materials and construction that allowed its organic form. 

Today, after 75 years in homes, workplaces and the cultural zietgeist, the Womb Chair persists as the ubiquitous beacon of comfort and icon of modern design. 


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