Womb chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll

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Remarkable vintage Womb chair by Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) for Knoll. This chair was designed in 1948 at Florence Knoll's request to "make a chair that is like a basket full of pillows, something I want to curl up in". Well, I must admit Saarinen hit the goal here. This chair is an extremely elegant eye-catcher. If you have the place for this piece of furniture, I wouldn't hesitate because with the ottoman, it's worth trying to take a book and not fall asleep ;-)

I have often seen that some lounge chairs, other models, are used just as display. I think that's a pity, especially with this model. It really deserves to be used on a daily basis. What I really appreciate is that you can rest your head on the back of the chair which is not always the case with lounge chairs.

This chair is an early version which can be seen at the tip of the feet made of brass, not the usual round ends which have been made over the last 20 years. The green velvet upholstery gives it a used and vintage look. Although there are traces of wear and glue, but no stains, you could consider to re-upholster. I don't like to change upholstery unless it's thorn, but again, that's personal.

Dimensions : H90/L98

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Vintage Saarinen Womb chair for Knoll
Vintage Saarinen Womb chair for Knoll
Vintage Saarinen Womb chair for Knoll
Vintage Saarinen Womb chair for Knoll
Detail of brass foot on vintage Saarinen Womb chair for Knoll
Detail of Womb Chair vintage, small cigarette hole
Detail of vintage Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen