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The 20th century introduced many iconic chairs, ones that are still popular and relevant as when they first were designed. Today, we’ll dive into two of our favorite lounge chairs: Womb Chair and Barcelona Chair. We’ll also share some examples and ideas of how to use them in your home. Whether you’re looking for a leather chair for a corner in your living room or a cozy chair for your reading nook, you may consider one of these iconic lounge chairs.

Eero Saarinen’s Chair

Womb Chair

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The Womb Chair reproduction was another iconic chair that came into the scene. Florence Knoll asked Saarinen to create a chair that’s is like a basket full of pillows”. And that’s exactly what he did! It included a curved frame following the mold of the human body for natural comfort. The movement of the lines makes it a great accent piece for any living space. 

And it’s surely a lounge chair guests will want to enjoy as it’s truly comfy! The chair would also be great in a cozy reading corner in your bedroom or home office.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Chair

Womb Chair


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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed this chair for the German pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona Exposition. Asked to design a throne fit for the King and Queen of Spain, he came up with the luxurious Barcelona Chair. It quickly became popular as a status symbol! The Barcelona chair is very much a statement piece for your home as a living chair or accent chair, it also works for trendy offices.The fine leather seat paired with the industrial feel of the frame is contemporary. 

 Last Thoughts

Both one of these lounge chairs were so different and innovative when it comes to what was available at the time, it’s no wonder they’ve become so iconic. The organic shapes and clean lines make them versatile items that fit with ant design style. Nevertheless, we feel the Womb Chair replica beats the Barcelona Chair due to its comfort. 

Not only does it’s unique shape make it comfy, it’s soft wool upholstery also makes it inviting and cozy next to the cold Barcelona Chair. The womb shaped chair will definitely give any space a timeless and modern feel! Visit Barcelona Designs for a diverse catalog of lounge chairs.