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Womb Chair and Ottoman

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  • Photograph of Womb Chair and Ottoman
  • Photograph of Womb Chair and Ottoman
  • Photograph of Womb Chair and Ottoman

Finnish American industrial designer and architect Eero Saarinen was well known for his neo-futuristic style when it came to his furniture design, and created many pieces that still remain just as iconic today.

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Womb Chair and Ottoman: Orange Danish Wool

Orange Danish Wool £897.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Womb Chair and Ottoman: Purple Danish Wool

Purple Danish Wool £897.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Womb Chair and Ottoman: Blue Danish Wool

Blue Danish Wool £897.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Womb Chair and Ottoman: Red Danish Wool

Red Danish Wool £897.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Womb Chair and Ottoman: Mustard Danish Wool

Mustard Danish Wool £897.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Womb Chair and Ottoman: Yellow Danish Wool

Yellow Danish Wool £897.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Womb Chair and Ottoman: Olive Danish Wool

Olive Danish Wool £897.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Womb Chair and Ottoman: Grey Danish Wool

Grey Danish Wool £897.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Womb Chair and Ottoman: Stone Danish Wool

Stone Danish Wool £897.00 (inc VAT) Available to order, delivery in 6 – 8 weeks

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Womb Chair and Ottoman: White Danish Wool

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The Full Story

Following the success of his Tulip Chair in 1940 and his Grasshopper lounge chair and ottoman in 1946, the Womb Chair and its accompanying ottoman were designed by Saarinen in 1948. Its design - one of Saarinen’s best recognised - was inspired by Florence Knoll, wife of Saarinen’s boss, Hans Knoll who founded furniture manufacturer and design company Knoll. Her request was for a chair that was like a basket full of pillows - something that she could curl up in.

Saarinen was known for his use of new technologies and innovative furniture design ideas, with the Womb Chair having been designed with the assistance of a New Jersey boat builder. His experience was required to mould the complex fibreglass shell: an organic form that proved tricky to create.

The idea was to create a chair with a superior level of comfort that was not purely determined by its cushions, but also by the shape of its shell. Crafted from reinforced fibreglass, the shell of the Womb Chair is designed in order that the user can sprawl across it in a number of different positions, but still remain perfectly comfortable no matter how they sit. Like the womb after which the chair is named, it envelopes the user in a cosy and relaxed environment - and foam filled seat and back cushions serve to magnify the level of comfort that the Womb Chair offers. The opposite of the overstuffed chairs that were popular at the time, the Womb Chair is the perfect place to curl up and read, sit upright or relax for an afternoon nap.

Available in a range of different colours, the Womb Chair is complemented by a matching footstool, which also features a foam cushion supported by a beautifully moulded platform. With an elegant bent stainless steel tubular frame to both the chair and the footstool, Saarinen’s iconic design is not just about maximum comfort, but maximum style too.

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