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Design Classic: Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair

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A look at Eero Saarinen's Womb chair, an icon of midcentury modern design.
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  In the master bedroom of this modular prefab in Oregon, a Womb chair and ottoman, an Isamu Noguchi Akari lamp, and forest views make for a cozy reading nook.  Courtesy of: Nic Lehoux

    In the master bedroom of this modular prefab in Oregon, a Womb chair and ottoman, an Isamu Noguchi Akari lamp, and forest views make for a cozy reading nook.

    Courtesy of: Nic Lehoux

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  Eero Saarinen sitting in a Womb chair. Photo courtesy of Harvey Croze, Cranbrook. 
    Eero Saarinen sitting in a Womb chair. Photo courtesy of Harvey Croze, Cranbrook.
     
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  In this Connecticut cottage, classic modernist staples, such as the Womb chair, an Eames lounge chair, and an Eileen Grey E1027 side table, look at home alongside newer pieces, such as an Encore sofa from Room & Board and a Doka rug designed and produced by Stephanie Odegard. Photo by Mark Mahaney.  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    In this Connecticut cottage, classic modernist staples, such as the Womb chair, an Eames lounge chair, and an Eileen Grey E1027 side table, look at home alongside newer pieces, such as an Encore sofa from Room & Board and a Doka rug designed and produced by Stephanie Odegard. Photo by Mark Mahaney.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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  In the master suite of this Long Island home, an Emma Gardner rug matches a Womb chair, perfect for lounging. Photo by João Canziani.  Photo by: João Canziani

    In the master suite of this Long Island home, an Emma Gardner rug matches a Womb chair, perfect for lounging. Photo by João Canziani.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  In this family home in Kansas City, Missouri, a Womb chair sits in the master bedroom, which also has a small office space. Photo by Chad Holder.  Photo by: Chad Holder

    In this family home in Kansas City, Missouri, a Womb chair sits in the master bedroom, which also has a small office space. Photo by Chad Holder.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

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  In this lakeside home in Texas, a Womb Chair upholstered in Knoll fabric is accented with a Maharam pillow and a ceramic Oppiacei ottoman from Skitsch. Photo by Kimberly Davis.

    In this lakeside home in Texas, a Womb Chair upholstered in Knoll fabric is accented with a Maharam pillow and a ceramic Oppiacei ottoman from Skitsch. Photo by Kimberly Davis.

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  This Los Angeles apartment is furnished with an eclectic mix of furniture, including a Womb chair. Photo by Bryce Duffy.  Photo by: Bryce Duffy

    This Los Angeles apartment is furnished with an eclectic mix of furniture, including a Womb chair. Photo by Bryce Duffy.

    Photo by: Bryce Duffy

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  The living room of this San Francisco home provides a lounge area outfitted with a Womb chair and ottoman, and a Tulip coffee table—also by Eero Saarinen for Knoll—as well as a Delano sectional sofa by Sphere Designs. Photo by Sharon Risedorph.  Photo by: Sharon Risedorph

    The living room of this San Francisco home provides a lounge area outfitted with a Womb chair and ottoman, and a Tulip coffee table—also by Eero Saarinen for Knoll—as well as a Delano sectional sofa by Sphere Designs. Photo by Sharon Risedorph.

    Photo by: Sharon Risedorph

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  In the living room of this California home, a blue Womb chair contrasts the the bold colors of the red wall. Photo by Justin Fantl.  Photo by: Justin FantlCourtesy of: justin fantl photography

    In the living room of this California home, a blue Womb chair contrasts the the bold colors of the red wall. Photo by Justin Fantl.

    Photo by: Justin Fantl

    Courtesy of: justin fantl photography

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  Norman Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post cover featuring the Womb chair. Image courtesy of Saturday Evening Post.

    Norman Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post cover featuring the Womb chair. Image courtesy of Saturday Evening Post.

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