Design classic (35) – the Womb chair

So I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with these bad boys.  Most of the time I’m just freaked out by the name (is that weird?!) and then not won over by the generally waaay too masculine styling of the scheme, but sometimes very occasionally I see an image that makes me all ‘yah I can see a brown leather version of this in my home one day…’.

Kinda like the Egg chair, most things are just better in brown leather:

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The chair was designed by my main man Eero Saarinan (he of Tulip table fame) in 1948, at the request of Florence Knoll, who apparently also called it the ‘Curl chair’.

So here are my fave inspo piccies of the piece, make sure you let me know what you think of it!

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Loving this fuchsia beaut!

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Have a happy weekend lovelies!


  1. Alistair says:

    Terrible name, but looks like a comfortable chair, especially with the foot stool! I like the built in arm rests. I want to sit back with a pot of tea and read a book on one right now.

  2. Elly, I would go for it, a brighter version, I was never so in love with brown, au contraire, so the pink one, the metallic blue one and even the beige version is magnifique (what’s happening with this English-French talk? aaaa, yes, I want to go to Provence :)))). Elly, hope you’ll have a lovely weekend :*

  3. Lilli says:

    Ciao Elly! You know, I havent no idea these chairs are called so, thanks for letting me know it!:) Btw, they are very comfy, I think the fuchsia one is my fav, very girlie and cool!:) Have a wonderful weekend dear, have fun! Baci! xo

  4. Sam says:

    The pink one!..and the lime one!…I am now obsessed, I need one of these sophisticated seats in my bedroom! Thanks for the introduction to these chairs, I will try to ignore the name, lol. Thanks for your kind words, Have a wonderful weekend hun!

  5. I have long wanted a womb chair and ottoman set, but thought I should hold out for the original. Then I realized that I would Never have $5K for the real deal; and never actually spend that much. So I found this on and I am so pleased! It looks great in my home and is extremely comfortable and well-made.

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