Knoll Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman

Designed by Eero Saarinen, 1946

Eero Saarinen designed the groundbreaking Womb Chair at Florence Knoll’s request for “a chair that was like a basket full of pillows, something I could really curl up in.”

Eero Saarinen’s 1948 Womb chair, made exclusively for Knoll, displays the Finnish-born designer’s flair for challenging rules, breaking molds and setting new standards for modern design. The Womb chair is available in three sizes: standard, medium and small. The standard and medium size have an accompanying ottoman. The Knoll logo is stamped into the structure of the chair and the ottoman.


The chair is constructed of foam over a molded, reinforced fiberglass shell. The ottoman is constructed of foam cushion over molded plywood platform. Includes separate seat, back and ottoman cushions of polyester fiber with foam core. Both chair and ottoman feature stainless steel and nylon articulating glides. The base features a steel rod legs with polished chrome finish. Upholstered in a range of fabrics. These products are available with foam that meets requirements for BS5852.