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Womb Chair

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Did you know Florence Knoll challenged legendary Finnish American industrial designer and architect Eero Saarinen to come up with a chair that she could nestle into and would provide utmost comfort? The result? The iconic Womb Chair! Designed in 1948, this timeless piece was expertly crafted to provide a sense of stability and comfort. Its unique seat is created from a reinforced fiberglass shell, layered in dense foam and topped with cushions in soft wool. 

The womb shaped chair provides an immersive sensory experience that can last a lifetime! That’s why, to this day, it’s being fabricated. Isn’t it mind blowing? Even if the chair was designed way back in the 1940s, it was an icon of the 1960s, it’s still being fabricated in the 21st century by many furniture retailers in America.

Now that you’re familiar a bit familiar with the story of this iconic lounge chair, now you’ll learn about its aesthetics. The Womb Chair is as stylish as it is comfortable! Quality stainless steel construction and body-hugging, soft curves make this lounge chair a must-have in the modern day, while sleek lines give it long-lasting appeal. Besides, all materials are non-toxic and fire-retardant, making it highly safe in homes with kids or pets. 

Womb Chair

Wondering how exactly you can introduce this contemporary lounge chair into your existing home decor style? We can help! Here are eight clever tips to decorate your home with the womb shaped chair:

Tip #1: Create Contrast

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Homeowners realized over the years that iconic pieces can work in any decor style. The Womb Chair itself has quite distincts mid century modern features. Being highly contemporary in aesthetics thanks to its single-tone upholstery and flowing body, the womb shaped chair would add a pop up contrast to any traditional or classic interior. Here you can see how the woodsy, rustic living room is beautifully contrasted by the baby blue presence of the lounge chair.

Tip #2:  Rely on its Sculptural Shape

Doesn’t the Womb Chair have the most stunning sculptural shape ever? It most certainly serves as a piece of art by itself! This masterpiece of modern art molds and fits the contours of your body in the most natural, comfortable way. No matter the backdrop and no matter the decor style of the room, feeling as a veritable structure, this arm chair shaped like a womb, serves perfectly as a striking accent piece.  

Tip #3:  Go for an Eclectic Mix

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According to urdesignmag, the Womb Chair would make an excellent addition in eclectic style homes. By placing this womb shaped chair in an artifully mismatched space, its accent capacity would be dramatically ramped up. That’s why this striking armchair would look great in every eclectic style home out there!

As you can see in the image above, a chair in the shape of a womb was brilliantly used to further emphasize diversity in this eclectic theme. It’s perfect for homeowners who like to mix and match! With the mismatched furniture, dissimilar artwork, soft wool rug, the whole ambiance feels charming, yet incredibly quirky at the same time. I mean, who wouldn’t love the colorful combination of this ambiance?

Tip #4: Match the Surroundings

While this lounge chair is mostly used for adding contrast within a space, it may also be used to match an existing dec

or style, whether it’s industrial, eclectic, minimalist or retro. Going for a retro style? Perhaps you may add a colorful wallpaper with a retro look and choose furniture pieces to match one of the colors. You may also add a Womb Chair that becomes the only furniture piece providing grounded contrast in the environment. It would look amazing!

Tip #5 Take Advantage of Water Views

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Planning to decorate your beach house or lake cottage? It’s imperative to take advantage of water views as much as possible! This can be done with ceiling to floor windows like the ones featured here. Besides, the presence of a white Womb Chair amidst a blue, ocean-lined background gives the room a focal point. 

This striking chair adds shapely contrast within the cream textured rug, wooden floors and the rest of the space, making it feel livable and warm. Ready to sink into the comfy lounge chair as you enjoy the waves afar? The breeze will do the rest, ensuring relaxation is in the horizon.This room most certainly oozes coziness from every nook!

Tip #6: Add Color Contrast

The Womb Chair has a quite diverse palette of attributes that would gorgeously compliment any space out there. With its design and shape being the prominent features, the iconic womb shaped chair also provides vivid color and texture due to its statement-worthy upholstery fabric choices. 

Available in a broad range of subdued and vivid hues, this chair may be used to introduce high texture-color contrast when necessary. Bear in mind when purchasing your lounge chair, it’s vital to consider which color would better diversify and uplift your ambiance. 

Tip #7: Use it as Accent Piece

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The one-of-a-kind shape of the Womb Chair reproduction makes it the perfect accent piece for many interior decors like the beautiful space showcased above. Even when surrounded by furniture pieces that are just as statement-worthy, the womb shaped chair holds its own within the overall ambiance, while adding lots of contrast to the environment due to its vivid, yellow upholstery. The chair exquisitely complements and contrasts the surroundings!

Tip #8: Don’t Forget About Your Nook

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The comfort and style of the womb shaped chair are its most appealing qualities, making it the best candidate for a cozy, contemporary reading nook. The black upholstery of the chair and ottoman above and accompanying accent pieces are perfectly complemented. 

Don’t you just adore the neutral color palette and organic shapes of the furniture pieces and art showcased in this ambiance? This is mid century modern at its best! Besides, this nook makes for a modern, yet totally relaxing setting – great for a cozy read!

We hope this information comes in handy. As you can see, these inspiring ideas cover a diversity of interior settings. We hope these clever decor ideas help you find inspiration to enhance your space, while making the most out of the coveted Womb Chair replica. Which of these decor tips have you tried in the past? Let us know in the comments section below.

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