Womb chair

designed 1948; made about 1967
Designed by Eero Saarinen (American (born in Finland), 1910–1961), Manufactured by Knoll International (American, founded in 1938)


Object Place: East Greenville, Pennsylvania

Dimensions

Overall: 229.1 x 258.1 x 219.5 cm (90 3/16 x 101 5/8 x 86 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.78.1

Medium or Technique

Chrome-plated metal, original wool upholstery

On View

The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Provenance

Unidentified collector, Brookline, MA who owned it for 20+ years; 1992, purchased from Brookline collector by Normand Mainville, owner of Machine Age, Boston, for his private use; 2008, purchased from Mainville for the MFA (Accession date: March 28, 2008).

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. James G. Hinkle, Jr. and Mr. Roy Hammer

Copyright

All images courtesy of Knoll, Inc.