Design Classic: Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair
- Eero Saarinen's fiberglass-and-aluminum Tulip table and chairs, designed in 1950s for Knoll, were among the futuristic furnishings found in the 1960s classic Star Trek series.
- The best way to gain perspective on the aesthetics of a given era is by examining the product designs of the time.
- The sculptural forms of Isamu Noguchi's tables and lamps can transform any room into a work of art.
- Jens Risom's 1942 designs for Knoll were born out of wartime necessity but went on to become signature midcentury modern designs.
Ah, to have a Womb of one's own. For those who can't afford to curl up in Eero Saarinen's classic easy chair, consider adorning your wall with Eric Rewitzer's black and white linocut; It's the same stylish seat for a fraction of the cost. HIs mid-century modern furniture series offers ten of well-loved designs, suitable for framing. And if you're in the San Francisco area, 3 Fish Studios, which he runs with his equally talented wife Annie Galvin, just announced new dates for their printmaking classes, a very cool way to spend a Saturday afternoon and walk away with a piece of art you made yourself.
- An easy-to-build modular system is the perfect solution for a family in Bend, Oregon.
This chair was initially released in 1948 with the catchy title No. 70 and later became known as the Womb chair thanks to its inviting embrace. A padded and upholstered fiberglass shell sits on a polished chrome steel frame. Covering options vary.
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