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

Object No.

88/652

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Height

920 mm

Width

1060 mm

Depth

940 mm

Production

Made

1946

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1988

Acquisition Date

23 August, 1988

Cite this Object

Harvard

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 22 January 2018, <https://ma.as/86521>

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