Knoll InternationalWomb chair (1948), Eero Saarinen
Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was the son of famous architect and Cranbrook Academy of Art Director Eliel Saarinen. After studying sculpture in Paris and architecture at Yale, Saarinen returned to Cranbrook in 1934, where he would meet his friend and creative collaborator, Charles Eames.
Saarinen designed the iconic Womb Chair at Florence Knoll’s request for ‘a chair that was like a basket full of pillows to really curl up in’. This mid-century classic supports countless positions and offers a comforting oasis of calm — hence the name.
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