Eero Saarinen style Womb Chair & Ottoman, designed in 1946. Named for the way it hugs the body, our Eero Saarinen style Womb Chair is a design icon. From its soft, inviting curves to its comfortable cushioning and tubular steel legs, every detail has been meticulously replicated. The chair is constructed from a fiberglass shell covered with foam and then encased in either soft fabric or leather. The legs are made from shiny stainless steel. The chair comes in a wide choice of colours to suit every taste. The Eero Saarinen Womb Chair was made to curl up in, so position it in a place where you can truly relax.
Material & Feature:
- Molded fiberglass shell with highly resilient urethane foam
- Medium firm cushion seat feel (cushion softness customizable)
- Premium Fabric Top Grain/Aniline Leather upholstery (C.O.M available)
- Polished #304 grade stainless steel legs with chrome finish; stain color customization available
- All materials are fire-retardant & non-toxic (Baby friendly)
About the Designer
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. He had a close relationship with fellow students Charles and Ray Eames, and became good friends with Florence Knoll.
Beginning in September 1929, he studied sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière 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’sdeath 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.