The expressive sculptural forms of Eero Saarinen’s furniture can also be found in his architecture, from the TWA Terminal at Kennedy Airport to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to Dulles International Airport. In 1940, the Finnish American and his friend Charles Eames took first prize at the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition at MoMA. Later that decade, when Florence Knoll challenged Saarinen to create a chair that she could curl up in, she had found the right candidate for the task. The Womb Chair and Ottoman (1946) has an enveloping form that continues to be one of the most iconic and recognized representations of mid-century organic modernism. By applying foam molded over a fiberglass shell, Saarinen created a single-piece form that perfectly facilitates a relaxed sitting posture. Manufactured by Knoll according to the original specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A.
Sonnet fabric is a DWR Exclusive.
Materials: Steel rod with polished chrome finish; reinforced fiberglass shell; plywood platform; polyester fiber with foam core; stainless steel and nylon glides. Classic Bouclé: KnollTextiles Classic Bouclé upholstery (52% wool, 48% nylon). Cato: KnollTextiles Cato
H 16" W 25.5" D 20"
- Upholstery / Fabric
- Lead Time
- 10 Weeks or longer (Made to Order)
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