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Rare Early Eero Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman, Knoll, USA, 1950s

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A rare early production Eero Saarinen womb chairsand ottoman, made by Knoll, USA, 1950s. Fibreglass, black enameled steel frames and first edition feet / glides. Newly upholstered in a luxurious, soft, pure Alpaca wool fabric. Structually sound. Matching sofa available (please see our other listings). Fast shipping worldwide. When asked by Florence Knoll to design 'a chair that was like a basket full of cushions - something she could really curl up in', Eero Saarinen produced the Womb chair. Manufacturing the Womb chair proved a challenge, and Saarinen and Florence Knoll had to turn to - and beg - a boat builder to undertake the challenge. Despite being used to working with fibreglass, there were many failures before the team reached the result we know. The Womb chair is wildly acclaimed as one of the most comfortable modern chairs produced.
  • Creator:
    Eero Saarinen (Designer),Knoll (Maker)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 35.44 in (90 cm)Width: 38.19 in (97 cm)Depth: 35.44 in (90 cm)Seat Height: 16.54 in (42 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 4
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1950s
  • Condition:
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Newly upholstered.
  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2259339264312
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