WOMB CHAIR

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Bird Cox of Brick Weekly describes Eero Eero Saarinen’s “womb chair:”

“a wide, inviting red embrace of a chair featuring his singularly fluid folds and curves and a neat padded footrest. Before making it, he spent countless hours making notes and sketches of his observations on how people sit—how we actually sit, not how we’re supposed to for the sake of our spines. As a result, the womb chair even accommodates those of us who like to swing our legs over the arms and slouch like ragdolls; it was designed to “facilitate a relaxed sitting posture and a sublime feeling of security.”

See It |  Superfunction 12.1.08

(See Saarinen womb chairs at the Yale Arts Library!)

Posted by: Tanya

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