• Womb Sofa Relax, 1946, Eero saarinen, Knoll
  • Womb Sofa Relax, 1946, Eero saarinen, Knoll
  • Womb Sofa Relax, 1946, Eero saarinen, Knoll

Womb Sofa Relax, 1946

Womb Sofa Relax by Eero Saarinen for Knoll.

The Womb Sofa is a two-seater sofa designed by Eero Saarinen in 1948.

The Womb Sofa is a double-wide version of the iconic Womb chair, acclaimed as one of the most comfortable modern chairs produced. The Womb Sofa was developed for Saarinen’s first big architectural commission: The General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan - a twenty-five-building complex that required furnishings for over 5,000 people.

The Womb Sofa was designed to replace the clumsy, oversized sofa models of the time, Saarinen wrote: “These dreadnaughts [have] disappeared from modern interiors partly because they were designed for an era that tried to impress by sheer mass.” While such robust forms may have gone out of vogue, Saarinen saw their necessary function as timeless: “The need for such chairs has not passed. Today, more than ever, we need to relax.” After being out of production for six decades, Knoll brought the Womb Sofa back into production in 2015.

The newly released version, Womb Sofa Relax, is a version with feather cushions adding a softer touch to this contemporary classic.

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Womb Sofa Relax by Eero Saarinen for Knoll.

The Womb Sofa is a two-seater sofa designed by Eero Saarinen in 1948.

The Womb Sofa is a double-wide version of the iconic Womb chair, acclaimed as one of the most comfortable modern chairs produced. The Womb Sofa was developed for Saarinen’s first big architectural commission: The General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan - a twenty-five-building complex that required furnishings for over 5,000 people.

The Womb Sofa was designed to replace the clumsy, oversized sofa models of the time, Saarinen wrote: “These dreadnaughts [have] disappeared from modern interiors partly because they were designed for an era that tried to impress by sheer mass.” While such robust forms may have gone out of vogue, Saarinen saw their necessary function as timeless: “The need for such chairs has not passed. Today, more than ever, we need to relax.” After being out of production for six decades, Knoll brought the Womb Sofa back into production in 2015.

The newly released version, Womb Sofa Relax, is a version with feather cushions adding a softer touch to this contemporary classic.

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159w x 94d x 43.5/92cmh

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The structure is polyurethane foam over a metal structure with elastic belts. Cushions are down-filled over a polyurethane core. Stainless steel and nylon articulated glides. Steel rod base in polished chrome or painted black.

Upholstery in fabrics and leathers of the collection. Please see pdf in 'Product downloads' for fabrics available and the Spinneybeck website for leather grades and colours available. Samples available to view at our shop or showroom.

Please note: When upholstered in Eva fabric collection, there will be a lead time of 12-14 weeks.

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Knoll specialises in workplace furnishings that inspire, evolve and endure.

Knoll specialises in workplace furnishings that inspire, evolve and endure.

Their commitment to innovation and modern design has yielded a comprehensive portfolio of office systems, seating, files and storage, tables and desks, wood casegoods, textiles and accessories. Their products have been exhibited in major art museums, with more than 40 pieces in the permanent Design Collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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