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What did Florence Knoll call the Womb chair?

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What did Florence Knoll call the Womb chair?
What Florence Knoll called the Womb chair after it was created is unknown. However, its creator Eero Saarinen stated that Knoll inspired him to make the piece by asking him to design the most comfortable chair ever, saying specifically that she wanted something that felt like "a basket full of pillows." Presented with the challenge, Saarinen went primal. What, the designer figured, better signifies the very essence of comfort than the womb? "It was designed on the theory that a great number of people have never really felt comfortable and secure since they left the womb,” the designer said of his chair. Find a selection of vintage Womb chairs on 1stDibs.
1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
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Forsyth Bespoke Eero Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman in California Sheepskin
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
A favourite of the Forsyth design team! We have an incredible collection of vintage chairs and design icons waiting for a new life. Our upcylced womb chairs are some of our most pop...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin

Mid Century 1950's Chrome and Sheepskin Armchair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in London, GB
Add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your home with this Mid Century original 1950's armchair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. Reupholstered in the finest Moonlight Sheepskin, this...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Chair and Ottoman
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Womb Chair and ottoman. Probably one of the most comfortable chairs ever created! This chair and ottoman d...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Eero Saarinen vintage Womb Chair and Ottoman for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Houston, TX
Eero Saarinen Knoll International USA 1946 upholstery, painted steel chair: 35 h × 41 w × 35 d inches Vintage Eero Saarinen womb chair and ottoman for Knoll...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Early Eero Saarinen Knoll Womb Chair & Ottoman, Blue Upholstery, Black Frame
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
Early Eero Saarinen Knoll Womb Chair, Blue Upholstery, Black Wrought Iron Frame. Being sold as is. The chair is in original condition and will need new upholstery if you're planning ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Woodgreen Womb Chair & Ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, 1960s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Aachen, NW
Early Woodwood Green Womb chair and ottoman by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. The groundbreaking Womb chair was designed in 1948 by Eero Saarinen at Florence Knoll's request for "a chair...
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Mid-20th Century American Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

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