Renowned Finnish/American designer Eero Saarinen came up with the iconic Womb Chair back in 1948. This was thanks to Florence Knoll’s request of coming up with a comfortable chair that was “like a great big basket of pillows, that I can curl up in”. And that’s exactly what he did, bringing up her worlds to life.
According to Saarinen, “I designed the Womb Chair… to take the place of the old overstuffed chair. Today, more than ever before, we need to relax.” Always eager to experiment and innovate, he explored creating a chair that would me comfy via its shape instead of cushioning depth. And it’s just what he did!
Just like other of his iconic furniture items, Saarinen’s enveloping chair has grown into a loved and recognizable addition that has made multiple appearances across the big screen, starting with ‘Rear Window’ in 1954.
‘Legally Blonde’ 2001
Elle Woods surely had a myriad of trendy pink outfits, but the one we loved best is the hot pink Womb Chair reproduction and ottoman featured in her apartment. Now that’s what you call fabulous! This bold shade of the chair certainly goes with Elle’s personal style and decor of the apartment.
‘Down with Love’ 2003
Barbara Novak has a pair of gorgeous blush pink womb chairs in her intriguing 60s Manhattan apartment, which has superb furniture pieces and decor choices. As a matter of fact, each and every one of the sets in ‘Down with Love’ are full of inspo and highly stylish.
We hope this information comes in handy. So, movie buffs, tell us, did we miss any sightings? Was our beloved Womb Chair replica spotted in any other film we missed? Please, let us know in the comments section below! Check out Barcelona Designs for other expertly produced mid century modern furniture pieces.