Finnish Modern Furniture Designer Eero Saarinen created the Womb Chair, originally known as the Wombat Chair in 1948. He believed strongly that the whole field of design is all one body. He had three design principles; Function, Structure and being part of the time.
The Womb Chair design consists of a molded fiberglass shell covered with foam and then upholstered. The chair and ottoman are supported by a bent tubular frame. To increase the comfort, Eero also designed the chair with loose cushions and a coordinating ottoman. It was named Womb Chair because it envelopes allowing you to curl up and relax in comfort. Eero Saarinen designed with the human body form in mind. A simple concept yes, but many designers prefer aesthetics to functionality. In nearly every case, a piece of furniture that rises to become a classic has both striking artistic form as well as function.
The Womb Chairs organic form is representative of the mid-century Scandinavian modernism style of furniture using synthetic materials to create inspired forms.
Boucle Fabric in a Premium Cashmere Wool Blend; 35% Cashmere, 65% Poly/Dacron.
Premium High-density foam for long term appearance retention; Removable ottoman and chair seat and back cushions. The entire chair is Hand Sewn/Stitched.
Chip and flake resistant Chrome Finish Base; Flex angle- height adjustable floor protecting pad discs.
Constructed around a curvature true fiberglass shell; Internal molded body bolt sleeves secure the metal frame.
Chair Dimensions: height 35 inches at the highest point, depth 38.6 inches, width 37.8 inches at the widest point, floor to seat height 18.1 inches, floor to arm height 22.2 inches;
Ottoman Dimensions: height 18.9 inches, depth 21.7 inches, width 24.8 inches.