Knoll Saarinen Womb Chair


Available For Order - See lead time below

  • Divina
  • Divina Melange
    Divina Melange
  • Hopsak
  • Tonus
  • Velvet
  • West
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  • Designer : Eero Saarinen
  • Year of Design : 1946
  • Material : Moulded reinforced fibreglass shell & Kvadrat fabric with stainless steel legs.
  • Size Options - Chair
    Original Chair - H: 92cm; W: 105cm; D; 94cm.
    Seat Height: 43.5cm
    Medium Chair - H: 79cm; W: 89cm; D: 79cm.
    Seat Height: 38cm
  • Size Options - Ottoman
    Original Ottoman - H: 40cm; W: 64cm; D; 51.5cm.
    Medium Ottoman - H: 36cm; W: 35cm; D: 44
  • Delivery : Special Order, 8 - 10 weeks


Designed in 1946, the Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen was designed at Florence Knoll's request for "a chair that was like a basket full of pillows, something I could really curl up in." Still manufactured by Knoll this groundbreaking chair is designed to facilitate a relaxed sitting posture providing emotional comfort and a sense of security - hence the name "Womb".

There are now two size options available; original and the new version, Medium. Also included are cushions - please note some others may list the chair without cushions which comes at a cheaper price. An optional ottoman is also available.

The upholstered Womb Chair is available in a broad spectrum of colours from various Kvadrat fabrics which are all suitable for both contract and domestic use.

Fabric Description :
Divina - 100% new wool with a soft, felt-like texture. Beautiful, comfortable to sit on and extremely durable.
Hallingdal - 70% new wool & 30% viscose, with great durability. The range consists of either a one-colour or two-colour mix creating a wide selection.
Tonus - 90% new wool & 10% Helanca, with great durability and stretchability. The tight weave provides a subtle texture, giving the fabric softness and a very rich colour palette.
Divina Melange - 100% new wool with a subtle two tone appearance. Soft, tactile and very practical.
West: 38% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 18% Viscose, 12% Wool, 2% Nylon; Wear: 62 000 rubs
Knoll Hopsak: 100% Wool; Wear: 40 000 rubs
Knoll Velvet: 54% Cotton; 46 Mohair; Wear: 80 000 rubs

See other Eero Saarinen designs.
See the Knoll collection.