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Womb Chair and Ottoman by Knoll

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KN70LCK1622674Y
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Our Price: $ 7,343.00
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The Womb Chair and Ottoman by Knoll¨. One of the most important seating designs of the last century, the Womb Chair offers an inviting, cozy place of refuge. Available in hundreds of fabrics. Designed by Eero Saarinen.

Womb Chair and Ottoman by Knoll

Our Price: $ 7,343.00

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Large Womb Chair and Ottoman by Knoll
designed by Eero Saarinen

The Eero Saarinen Womb Chair is a one of a kind piece of modern sculpture...for you to sit on! It's not often you get to bring great art into your home, and less often that you actually get to make it a part of your life. But the Womb Chair is one such item. Using the tenets of his wire-sculpture vision for furniture, and outfitting it with lush, comfortable material that's easy to sink into, this isn't just great art - it's a great chair.

What's to Like:

Everything. The womb imagery is all about comfort and contentment. The sunken part of the chair, the part you actually sit in, seems to envelop you. keeping you comfy. The wire framing of the chair keeps the pads and backing slimmer than normal, and gives the chair a completely unique and unbound shape. While the chair is certainly very modern, it actually fits in with several different types of decor. And it's designed by Eero Saarinen, one of the most renowned sculptors and furniture designers of all time.

Bottom Line:

One of the great luxury chairs ever made, now available for your very own home.

The Womb Chair and Ottoman, designed in 1948 by one of the greatest furniture makers to ever ply his craft, was made especially for Knoll. The owners of Knoll knew that Saarinen could produce a chair of genius, taste, and comfort, and he didn't dissapoint.

The Womb Chair and Ottoman are one-of-a-kind chairs, designed with attention to detail, beauty, and formal and functional excellence. The shape and contour of the Womb Chair was groundbreaking, as was it's attention to comfort at the exclusion of contemporary design cliches.

The main material used in constructing the structure of the chair was fiberglass, a bendable and giving material suited to chairs that hope to welcome their users. With its polished chrome base and a frame upholstered in fabric over a fiberglass shell, the Womb Chair and Ottoman is designed to facilitate a relaxed sitting posture, providing emotional comfort and a sense of security - hence the name "Womb."

The Womb Chair and Ottoman are rightly celebrated designs, and have sold for more than half a century. Upholstered in a variety of colors, the Womb Chair is perfect for any home.

Customer's own material may be used upon approval.

Many additional fabric lines are available upon request. Please call a Smart Furniture salesperson at 888-467-6278 to get started!

Materials:
The Womb Chair and Ottoman has a steel wire base with a polished chrome finish or matte black powder-coat. There is foam over a molded, reinforced fiberglass shell on the chair. 

Dimensions:
Overall: 35.5" h x 40" w x 34" d
Seat height: 16"
Arm height: 20.5"

About the Designer

SAARINEN

Eero Saarinen

After winning the Museum of Modern Art Organic Design Competition with Charles Eames for their experiments with bent plywood in 1941, Eero Saarinen was eager to continue exploring the possibilities of a chair that achieved comfort through the shape of its shell, not the depth of its cushioning. Initially, he began the investigation with designs for smaller fiberglass task chairs, but changed direction when Florence Knoll approached him and asked, “Why not take the bull by the horns and do the big one first? I want a chair that is like a basket full of pillows…something I can curl up in.” While that’s not exactly where Saarinen ended up, the suggestion inspired one of the most iconic, and comfortable, chairs of the modern furniture movement. Like many of Saarinen’s furniture designs, the Womb Chair required production techniques and materials still in the infancy of their existence. Saarinen and Florence Knoll found a boat builder in New Jersey who was experimenting with fiberglass and resin to help develop manufacturing methods for the new chair. Florence Knoll: “He was very skeptical. We just begged him. I guess we were so young and so enthusiastic he finally gave in and worked with us. We had lots of problems and failures until they finally got a chair that would work.”

  • Wash surface with a soft cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water.
  • Vacuum fabric as needed using an upholstery attachment
  • Vacuuming picks up dust and reduces the need for professional cleaning
 

Warranty: With limited exceptions, Knoll task chairs are covered by a 12-year warranty that includes parts and labor. Seller warrants to the original Purchaser only that the Products Seller manufactures and sells to Purchaser are free of defects in workmanship and materials, during the applicable warranty period.

We're an authorized Knoll retailer. This means we're official. We sell new factory-direct chairs complete with Knoll's own 12-year warranty. You can purchase confidently from Smart Furniture knowing you'll be receiving genuine Knoll product.

 

  • Boucle: The rich, nubby texture of Classic Bouclé is evocative of traditional hand woven upholstery textiles. Recently recolored, Classic Bouclé is a timeless addition to any interior.
  • Cato: Introduced in 1961, Cato has achieved iconic status among upholstery textiles. Primarily constructed of wool, the exaggerated texture of this pattern recalls the hand weaving tradition.
  • Volo Leather: Volo is a chromium tanned, aniline dyed upholstery leather which has been lightly corrected and fully enriched. The hides required to produce Volo originate from northern Italy, southern Germany, and Switzerland. A special retannage enriches the leather and provides a hand superior to other comparable leathers.
  • Hourglass: Part of the KT Collection of affordable modern design, Hourglass is a classic foundational fabric with a dry, wool-like hand. For upholstery and wrapped panel use.
  • Puff: Puff, a cozy faux shearling with loft, is available in a palette of thirteen colors based on Nick Cave’s rainbow-colored synthetic hair Soundsuit.