Knoll Eero Saarinen - Childs Womb Chair
Eero Saarinen 1948
In 1948 Eero Saarinen designed the groundbreaking Womb Chair at Florence Knoll’s specific request for “a chair that was like a basket full of pillows…something I could really curl up in.” What could be better for napping than a 75% scaled down kid-sized version!
Construction and Details
Base finished with matte black paint or polished chrome
Seat shell is foam-covered molded fiberglass
Base is steel rod with polished chrome finish
GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
Dimensions - Child's Size
Height: 27 ¼"
Seat Height: 14 ½"
Arm Height: 17"
Like many of Saarinen’s furniture designs, the Womb Chair required production techniques and materials still in the infancy of their existence. Saarinen and Florence Knoll found a boat builder in New Jersey who was experimenting with fiberglass and resin to help develop manufacturing methods for the new chair. Florence Knoll: “He was very skeptical. We just begged him. I guess we were so young and so enthusiastic he finally gave in and worked with us. We had lots of problems and failures until they finally got a chair that would work.”