Armchair and footstool, red ‘Womb’, designed by Eero Saarinen, USA, 1945, made by M. Knoll International, USA, 1987

Made in United States, North and Central America, 1946.

This armchair and footstool called ‘Womb’, made of a plastic shell with chromium-plated tubular steel, latex foam and wool fabric, was designed in the USA by Eero Saarinen in 1945. It has been manufactured by M. Knoll International in America since 1948 and this example dates from 1987. Eero Saarinen declared that “people sit differently today . . . They want to sit lower and they like to slouch”.

Summary

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Armchair and footstool, 'Womb', designed by Eero Saarinen, USA, 1945, made by M. Knoll International, USA, 1987

Dimensions

920 mm
1060 mm
940 mm

Production

1946

Source

Purchased 1988
23 August, 1988

Cite this Object

Armchair and footstool, red 'Womb', designed by Eero Saarinen, USA, 1945, made by M. Knoll International, USA, 1987 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 November 2017, <https://ma.as/86521>
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