Womb Chair & Ottoman, Cherry Red Bouclé Cashmere Wool
Finnish Modern Furniture Designer Eero Saarinen created the Womb Chair, originally known as the Wombat Chair in 1948. The Womb Chair's organic form is representative of the mid century Scandinavian modernism style of furniture using synthetic materials to create inspired forms.
- Kardiel’s Mid Century Classic Womb Chair Style Premium Reproduction Features:
- Removable ottoman and chair seat and back cushions
- Bouclé Fabric in a Premium Cashmere Wool Blend. 35% Cashmere – 65% Poly/Dacron
- Flex angle- height adjustable floor protecting pad discs
- Constructed around a curvature true fiberglass shell
- Internal molded body bolt sleeves secure the metal frame
- Chair Dimensions: height 35″ at the highest point x depth 38.6″ x width 37.8″ at the widest point
- Chair Dimension: floor to seat height 18.1″
- Chair Dimension: floor to arm height 22.2″
- Ottoman Dimensions: height 18.9″ x depth 21.7″ x width 24.8″
- Premium High density CA-117 foam for long term appearance retention
- Chip and flake resistant Chrome Finish Base
- The entire chair is Hand Sewn/Stitched
- This Chair is not manufactured by Knoll. Kardiel has no affiliation with Knoll.
Where Cashmere Wool comes from.
Cashmere wool fiber is obtained from “Cashmere goats.” Historically, fine-haired Cashmere goats have been called Capra hircus laniger, as if they were a subspecies of the domestic goat Capra Hircus. Cashmere goats produce a double fleece that consists of a fine, soft undercoat or under-down of hair mingled with a straighter and much coarser outer coating of hair called Guard Hair. For the fine under-down to be sold and processed further, it must be de-haired. De-hairing is a mechanical process that separates the coarse hairs from the fine hair. After this separating process the resulting premium “cashmere” is ready to be dyed and converted into yarn.
About the Bouclé Fabric Style.
Bouclé is a fabric with length of loops of similar size that range from tiny circlets to larger curls. To make bouclé, at least two strands are combined, with the tension on one strand being much looser than the other as it is being plied. Bouclé in wool is a long lasting fabric that maintains its interesting and inviting texture for years.
Finnish Modern Furniture Designer Eero Saarinen created the Womb Chair, originally known as the Wombat Chair in 1948. He believed strongly that the whole field of design is all one body. He had three design principles – Function, Structure and being part of the time.
The Womb Chair design consists of molded fiber glass shell covered with foam and then upholstered. The chair and ottoman is supported by a bent tubular frame. To increase the comfort, Eero also designed the chair with loose cushions and a coordinating ottoman. It was named Womb Chair because it envelops allowing you to curl up and relax in comfort.
Eero Saarinen designed with the human body form in mind. A simple concept yes, but many designers prefer aesthetics to functionality. In nearly every case, a piece of furniture that rises to become a classic has both striking artistic form as well as function. The Womb Chairs organic form is representative of the mid century Scandinavian modernism style of furniture using synthetic materials to create inspired forms.
Eero Saarinen born 1910 was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer famous for his ability to master varying style. For example, he was accomplished in both simple, sweeping, arching structural curves and seemingly the opposite side of the spectrum, machine-like rationalism.
He designed many important pieces of furniture including one of the most famous, the “Womb” chair and ottoman (1948). The “Tulip” or “Pedestal” group (1956), features side and arm chairs, dining, coffee and side tables, as well as a stool. Eero’s designs were extensive, all were highly successful except for the “Grasshopper” lounge chair, which, although in production through 1965, was not a big hit.
Kardiel specializes in fast home and business delivery of modern classic reproduction furniture across the U.S including Hawaii and Alaska. We regularly ship to our Canadian neighbors and International customers as well. Our curbside delivery service is damage free guaranteed. We use large reliable carriers such as FEDEX freight, which boast a 99% damage free success rate and provide tracking numbers.
White Glove Delivery
Need a little more attention? Special circumstances require a lift-gate or inside delivery? These are available. Contact us at 877-844-4988 for rates on White Glove delivery services.
Furniture Order Processing Time
Stock permitting, orders ship promptly from our warehouse. Tracking numbers are emailed to you so that you can watch the progress of your shipment as soon as they are made available to us. Average delivery times are posted below.
Continental U.S & Canada Furniture Delivery Times
On average contingent U.S customers can anticipate delivery within our current 5-7 business day average. Canadian customers can anticipate delivery within our 7-10 business day delivery average. Customs delays on orders to Canada are not common but do occur and are beyond Kardiels control.
Hawaii & Alaska Furniture Delivery Times
Hawaii & Alaska orders allow average 12-18 business days for arrival. Tracking numbers will be provided. Alaska and Hawaii orders are not eligible for advertised “continental U.S” shipping promotions. Alaska and Hawaii customers please contact us to receive a custom discounted delivery quote.
International orders allow average 18-24 business days for arrival. Tracking numbers will be provided. Customs delays on International orders are not common but can occur and are beyond Kardiels control. International orders are not eligible for advertised continental U.S shipping promotions. International customers please contact us to receive a custom discounted delivery quote.
Fabric and Leather Samples
Samples ship via USPS Priority Mail. Samples typically arrive within 4-5 days for U.S customer and 7-8 days for Canadian Customers and 10-12 days for international customers. Customs delays on sample orders international and to Canada are not common but can occur and are beyond Kardiels control.
Damage Free Guaranteed
We take the risk and make it easy in the unlikely event of freight damage. If you do your part by inspecting on delivery day, we will handle your claim for you. Prior to the delivery company leaving, you must inspect the contents of the boxes and sign for any freight damage. We will issue you a return ticket and refund or replace the damaged item as inventory availability permits. Important reminder, If you do not inspect the contents of the cartons and sign for freight damage, we are not able to file a claim for you nor honor a replacement or refund.
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