O.K., I've jumped off my Dulles soapbox, let's get back to business. The womb chair came about after Florence Knoll stated her desire for a chair she "could curl up in, like a basket of pillows."
The chair consists of a molded fiberglass shell which is covered in foam. The cushions on the ottoman, seat, and back are separate pieces.
Although great for curling up in, a pair of Womb Chairs are also great for relaxed conversation. They are perfect for a therapists office!
The chair comes in three sizes - Standard (the largest), Medium and Small. Standard and Medium size have the coordinating ottoman option.
The base can be finished in chrome or black matte powder coat.
In my humble opinion, one of the attributes of this chair that makes it so great is the bright color options. This green one is dreamy.
When designing this chair, Eero experimented with new materials, and had his eyes on the prize: Ergonomics. In simpler terms, comfort!
Here the Womb Chair is paired with another Saarinen invention: The Tulip Base.
The chair has a sculptural quality which allows it to stand on its own and really command a corner.
It also fits in well as the one side chair in a room dominated by a sectional.
My favorite use of the Womb Chair is when it's used as the comfy chair for reading in a library or study, as it is placed here.