Thursday, February 17, 2011


My second Mid Century Modern post is the Euro Saarinen Womb Chair. While some of you may not know what the chair is actually called, I am sure there are many of you that recognize this beauty.

Designed in 1948, made exclusively for Knoll, this chair has the most fitting name. From the moment the chair was introduced, it has been associated with informality and comfort. Go to any local DWR and you will find yourself snuggled into this chair as if you were still in Mommy's belly... ;-)

Interestingly, the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1959 featured a Norman Rockwell painting titled "Sunday Morning" depicting a father lounging in his Womb chair.

The chair is constructed of foam over a molded, reinforced fiberglass shell, includes separate seat and back cushions of polyester fiber with foam core. You can also choose either polished chrome for the base or matte black powder coat. Ottoman is sold separately.

Below are some images of interiors sporting the iconic chair.

via apartment therapy

Deborah Berke & Partners

Eve Robinson

via inspiration bubble

Jeff Herron

via one hour

via apartment therapy

via carolina eclectic

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