Thursday, March 13, 2014

Eero Saarinen's Timeless Womb Chair

“A chair should not only look well as a piece of sculpture in a room when no one is in it; it should also be a flattering background when someone is in it” –Eero Saarinen

Saarinen’s famous womb chair and ottoman, were created in a period where he was experimenting with fiberglass and resin. His good friend and famous architect, Florence Knoll, requested him to make a seat “that is like a basket full of pillows… something I can curl up in.” This was the answer:

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replica of Saarinen's famous womb chair and ottoman is crafted with high grade #304 polished stainless steel and comes in over 40 options of high quality fabric. Learn this and other ways it compares to reproductions on our website

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-Womb Chair and Ottoman replica by Eero Saarinen
-Round Side Table replica by Warren Platner

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Photo: “A chair should not only look well as a piece of sculpture in a room when no one is in it; it should also be a flattering background when someone is in it” –Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen, a Finnish born architect, left behind a legacy of iconic pieces in his distinct style of contoured edging combined with functionality.  He is best known for the Saint Louis Gateway Arch as well as defining furniture of the 1940s that would withstand the test of time to one day be defined as ‘timeless.’

Saarinen’s famous womb chair and ottoman, was created in a period where he was experimenting with fiberglass and resin.  His good friend and famous architect, Florence Knoll, requested him to make a seat “that is like a basket full of pillows… something I can curl up in.”  This was the answer: 

-Womb Chair and Ottoman by Eero Saarinen
-Round Side Table by Warren Platner

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