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  • Picture of Womb Chair and Ottoman
  • Picture of Womb Chair and Ottoman
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Womb Chair and Ottoman



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Upholstery Collection
Whether you're looking for cozy fabric or supple leather, Smart Furniture has you covered with a variety of upholstery options for your Womb Chair and Ottoman.

Stacks
Post Consumer Recycled Polyester - 8.0 percent, Post Industrial Recycled Polyester - 30.0 percent, Polyester - 62.0 percent
A moderately priced, classically tailored tone-on-tone weave, Stacks creates an overall checkerboard design.

Classic Boucle
Wool - 43.0 percent, Nylon - 57.0 percent
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.

Ultrasuede
Polyurethane Binder - 20.0 percent, Post Industrial Recycled Polyester Ultra Microfiber - 80.0 percent
The premier microfiber in the marketplace, is 80 percent recycled.

Cato
Nylon - 14.0 percent, Wool - 86.0 percent
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
Average thickness: 1.0 - 1.1 mm
Weight: 2.5 - 2.75 oz. per square foot
This GREENGUARD Certified leather features corrected grain, slightly raised grain texture, a heavy finish with chrome tannage and a breathable protective finish.

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Upholstery Color
Depending on your choice of upholstery collection, the Womb Chair and Ottoman is available with a myriad of colors and patterns to best suit your space.
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Frame Color
Coordinate your Womb Chair and Ottoman with a choice of an always-classic black or stylish polished chrome base.
Item #: KN70L
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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.

What's Not to Like:

To get great art, you do have to pay for it.

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!

The Womb Chair is part of our scintillating list, Top 10: Furniture that Could Appear in A Clockwork Orange.



Materials & Measurements


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. The Medium Womb Chair is 85 percent scale of the standard Womb Chair.

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


Environmental Information


The Knoll Womb Chair and Ottoman is Greenguard certified.


About the Manufacturer


Knoll FurnitureFounded in 1938, Knoll has nurtured many of the most inspiring and iconic furniture designs of the last century. With an extensive collection of modern classic furniture for the home as well as cutting-edge office furniture with a focus on functionality as well as aesthetics, Knoll is at the forefront of how furniture interacts with us and affects us in our daily lives.


Designer


Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
Knoll was well known for utilizing European talent, and many items in their furniture collection were designed by Scandinavians. Eero Saarinen, originally from Finland, would become one of the most renowned designers of the mid-twentieth century. After studying architecture at Yale, Saarinen collaborated with contemporary Charles Eames and designed numerous furniture classics and buildings that would help define American style and aesthetics.

Saarinen's most famous works in the Knoll collection are the Womb Chair and Tulip Chair, but he also designed a series of dining and side tables as well as office-oriented chairs. His architectural achievements include the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the Dulles Airport in Washington DC.

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Seamless piece and transaction

By Doodle

from Denver, NC

About Me Midrange Shopper

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Ergonomic
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom

    Comments about Knoll Womb Chair and Ottoman:

    My husband wanted something to recline in the bedroom (besides the bed). I took him to a local furniture store to try other alternatives which did not fit him. He resisted to sitting in the "womb" chair purely because of it's name, after a few min of asking he gave in and sat down. His 2 min response was let's get it! From there I proceeded to check where was the best option to order it. Late one evening from the comfort of my home office I ordered it online from Smart Furniture and the rest is happy history.

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    Shipping & Delivery



    Items under $1,200.00
    This item comes with a $75 shipping fee for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove your shipping fee.

    Items $1,201.00-$9,200.00
    This item comes with a shipping charge of 6.5 percent of the merchandise value for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove your shipping charges.

    Items over $9,200.00
    This item comes with a $600 shipping fee for residential destinations within the contiguous United States. If you are shipping to a business with a delivery dock, please contact us at 888-467-6278 and we will happily remove these shipping charges.

    Made-to-Order Products:
    arrive within 6-8 weeks from date of order.

    For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.


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    Warranty



    Structural components are warranted for 5 years.

    Leather, upholstery, and finish are warranted for 3 years.

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