Friday, April 20, 2012

the womb

"When Florence Knoll challenged Finnish-born architect and designer Eero Saarinen in 1948 to create a chair that she could curl up in, she had found an apt candidate for the task. The Womb Chair's enveloping, lap-like form continues to be one of the most iconic and recognized representations of mid-century Scandinavian organic modernism. In fact, ask most designers and architects what lounge chair design they covet and they'll promptly tell you it's the Womb Chair." - Design Within Reach

i only recently discovered how old this design is. i like knowing that it's popularity and functionality have persisted across several decades. 

1 comment:

April said...

hilar! who knew!!

tor...we gotta try out all the nordic and scando chairs.....lets go somewhere every weekend!!!!!

nice model too. such a womb curler-upper
- bike shorts under dresses so that she can curl up just like this -------- misses