The Eero Saarinen Style Womb Chair and Ottoman is a high quality reproduction in the style of the original design.
Eero Saarinen was born in Kirkkonummi, Finland in 1910. He studied in Paris and at Yale University, after which he joined his father's practice. Eero initially pursued sculpture as his art of choice - and his later architectural and furniture designs reflect this beautifully. The design of the tulip chair and table is undeniably sculptural - its elegantly organic lines are as much art as function. After a year in art school, he decided to become an architect instead. Saarinen evolved a remarkable pallet of materials and forms, innovative use of materials and uniquely sculptural shapes - but always with a pragmatic focus upon function.
His style has been described as International and Expressionist - and indeed it is both: Utilizing a vocabulary of forms that was undoubtedly influenced by the work of designers in many countries and cultures, he produced work that pushes the boundaries of our expectations and preconceptions.
The idea behind the Womb Chair was to create a chair with a superior level of comfort that was not purely determined by its cushions, but also by the shape of its shell. Crafted from reinforced fibreglass, the shell of the Womb Chair is designed in order that the user can sprawl across it in a number of different positions, but still remain perfectly comfortable no matter how they sit. Like the womb after which the chair is named, it envelopes the user in a cosy and relaxed environment - and foam filled seat and back cushions serve to magnify the level of comfort that the Womb Chair offers. It is the perfect place to curl up and read, sit upright or relax for an afternoon nap.
Available in a range of different colours, the Womb Chair is complemented by a matching footstool, which also features a foam cushion supported by a beautifully moulded platform. With an elegant bent stainless steel tubular frame to both the chair and the footstool, Saarinen’s iconic design is not just about maximum comfort, but maximum style too.
The name Eero Saarinen is only used to describe the characteristics of the goods made to the original design, and not as a trade mark.
Stainless steel legs.
Upholstered in wool in a range of colours.
Supplied fully assembled.
Dimensions: 103cm Height x 102cm Width x 96cm Depth
Seat Height: 38cm
Availability: Pre-order (6-8 weeks)