Child's Womb Chair by Knoll
designed by Eero Saarinen
The Child's 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 disappoint. The Child's 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 Child's 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 Child's 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 Child's Womb Chair and Ottoman are rightly celebrated designs, and have sold for more than half a century. Upholstered in a variety of colors, the Child's Womb Chair is perfect for any home.
About the Designer
|Knoll was well known for utilizing European talent, and many items in their furniture collection were designed by Scandinavians. Eero Saarinene, originally from Finland, would become one of the most renownved designers of the mid-twentieth century. After studying archietcture 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. |
About the Manufacturer
Founded 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.
The Knoll Child's Womb Chair and Ottoman is Greenguard certified.
Materials & Measurements
The Child's 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 Child's Chair is 75 percent scale of the standard Womb Chair.
Overall: 27.25" h x 31" w x 28" d
Seat height: 14.5"
Arm height: 17"