Womb Chair & Ottoman

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Product Story

In his time, Finnish architect and designer Eero Saarinen was criticized for having no fixed style. Now it is clear that this flexibility was simply intelligent design, enabling him to adapt to the customer and situation. For instance, his classic Womb Chair and Ottoman have been created with the end user in mind. The set owes much of its popularity to the simple, sweeping structure with indented armrests and movable cushions that enable you to lounge, sit upright or slouch, to the front, side, or whichever way you desire. This reproduction is crafted from hand sewn natural cashmere stitched to high density foam surrounding a true fiberglass shell. This will ensure that your Womb Chair and Ottoman set will be a quality addition to your home or office.

Details & Specs

This premium Rove Concepts reproduction features:
  • Premium fabric imported from Denmark
  • Available in Classic Bouclé or Premium Cashmere wools in a large variety of colors
  • Hand-stitching using braided lockstitch throughout the entire piece for an outstandingly luxurious feel with the durability of the original design
  • Construction around a curvature-true fiberglass shell that is true to the original dimensions
  • High density CA-117 cushioning with PU-injected foam wrapped in synthetic Dacron silk, providing smoothly shaped contouring and cushion platform resilience
  • Polished #304 grade stainless steel for a modern finish resistant to chipping and flaking
  • Floor protective pads on the feet of the chair to protect surfaces

This item is not manufactured by or affiliated with the original designer(s) and associated parties.

What is Cashmere Wool?
Cashmere wool fiber is obtained from "Cashmere goats.” Cashmere goats produce a double fleece of a fine, soft undercoat of hair mixed with a straighter, coarser outer coat. For the fine undercoat to be used, it must be de-haired. De-hairing is a process that separates the coarse hair from the fine hair. After this process, the resulting premium “cashmere” is ready to be dyed and converted into yarn.

What is Bouclé Fabric?
Bouclé is a fabric with length of loops of similar size that range from tiny circlets to larger curls. To make bouclé, at least two strands are combined, with the tension on one strand being much looser than the other as it is being plied. Bouclé in wool is a long lasting fabric that maintains its interesting and inviting texture for years.

Standard Dimensions

39.5 in x 35.5 in x 37.25 in (Width x Depth x Height)

The Designer

Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen

To his detriment or benefit, Finnish American designer Eero Saarinen was famous for his flexible style. He believed that his clients were “co-creators,” which led him to adjust his approach to design according to what they wanted instead of strictly adhering to his aesthetic. Despite the criticism this led to, he remains one of the most well-known designers of the mid-century period. 

Saarinen’s architectural and product design style varied from pared-down, curving silhouettes to cold rationalism. His work was present from bomb disassembly manuals to Time magazine to countless editorials. 

He used his sculpture and architecture training to make some of the most recognizable modern pieces, such as the Tulip Table series. Saarinen was a leader of his time. 

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Customers Reviews

This womb chair is just

Bethany - Verified Buyer - (5/5)
This womb chair is just gorgeous, very well made, sturdy and extremely comfortable. I spend countless hours reading on it.

Got this chair in 7 days,

Ren - Verified Buyer - (5/5)
Got this chair in 7 days, just like the name it is extremely comfortable. Looking to get another piece from you guys soon.

This chair is the most

Jen Kenny - Verified Buyer - (5/5)
This chair is the most comfortable ever! The hand stitching and detailing is superb and you can't be just stare on this gorgeous design. Thank you Rove for the excellent customer service and for building such an amazing reproduction of the original

Overall this chair is just

Joseph Lee - Verified Buyer - (4/5)
Overall this chair is just like the original that I had until my wife took it away with the divorce. Beautiful craftsmanship, love the wide array of colors that I could choose from. If only their lead time was a bit quicker it would have gotten a full 5 stars.

we love it!!

Paul Durant - Verified Buyer - (5/5)
Overall this chair is just like the original that I had until my wife took it away with the divorce. Beautiful craftsmanship, love the wide array of colors that I could choose from. If only their lead time was a bit quicker it would have gotten a full 5 stars.

Womb chair fans!

mboo33 - Verified Buyer - (5/5)
My husband wanted something to recline in the bedroom (besides the bed). I took him to a local furniture store to try other alternatives which did not fit him. He resisted to sitting in the "womb" chair purely because of it's name, after a few min of asking he gave in and sat down. His 2 min response was let's get it! From there I proceeded to check where was the best option to order it. Late one evening from the comfort of my home office I ordered it online from Rove Concepts and the rest is happy history.

Was skeptical, now amazed!

davepinke - Verified Buyer - (5/5)
PHOTOS: http://imgur.com/a/nw8Nh#0 I recently moved to a brand new place and finally had the interest in getting some nice pieces for my place. My family had an Eames Lounge chair so I initially wanted that, but on a trip to Knoll I fell in love with the Saarinen Womb chair. Unlike other types of items, I wanted a knockoff chair to see if I liked it enough to warrant the real thing one day. So I dove into a month of reading weird forums about the various options, sketchy dealers, unrated ebay sellers and second hand ripoffs. I even went to a local showroom for a place that is popular on the web called Manhattan Home Design and really didn't like their demeanor and the quality didn't feel right to me. The only seller who came away mostly unscathed was Rove concepts. Everyone said that they weren't importing the same ones from china everyone else was (all the sub $1000 ones on ebay) , and for a little more money, they had lots more options, reviews and people saying it was quality. I'll admit, I had a lot of reservations about every step of the process. I am impatient, and even though they had the chair I bought in stock (as opposed to the longer time frame of custom made) I was still nervous. From ordering it took about 4 days to leave the warehouse in Washington State, and about a week later arrived at my local delivery company who was excellent. Although they are based in Canada, if you are in the US, the shipping comes from a US warehouse so you don't have to deal with customs or anything. Once it gets to your area, they give you the number of a local delivery service. The tracking on the site was great and I called them several times to confirm things and they were always happy to help and helpful. I didn't pay the extra $150 for 'white glove' delivery, which they say means removing all packaging and putting it in your home. Instead I slipped the delivery guys some cash and they did the same thing much cheaper. Really nice guys. So what's it like? The chair is fully assembled and the legs have screw in feet so you can adjust them to sit well on your floor. They also have a ball swivel and the chair sits very solidly, I'm in it now wiggling with no ability to move it in any direction. I went and sat in an authentic Knoll Womb chair and really liked the fact that the entire shell is padded as well as covered in cloth. Same thing on the Rove chair, really thick but firm padding that lets you throw your legs over the armrest. In addition, the chair feels well weighted, and is clearly made very well. All seams are tight and even, the fabric has no blemishes or issues, and the 'ruby cashmere' is very soft and feels sturdy. Its a beautiful deep red that really compliments my wood floors and grey couch. When I tried the womb chair at Manhattan Home Design, the fabric was itchy and rough, and I was told it would wear out unless I used spray on it. Rove uses a much nicer fabric and the chair generally feels much more substantial and identical to the real thing. I feel like it is almost too good to be true, I was expecting a little something to be wrong, and Rove really came through for me. At $1600 after shipping and tax, I can honestly say I got exactly what I paid for, and am enjoying the chair already immensely. The chair matches the pictures on their site exactly, which are nearly identical to the real thing as well. I am writing this review because there are almost no reviews of the Rove womb chair, only the Eames lounge. I wish I had it when I was looking, so hopefully it helps you out!

Womb chair and Ottoman

renaeichler - Verified Buyer - (5/5)
Just received my new womb chair and ottoman in avocado boucle and I love it. Rove concept provided good service and regular updates on the production and shipping process. The chair is extremely comfortable - just like the original. My only concern is about whether the boucle fabric will hold up.