Seating / Lounge / Saarinen Womb Settee

Knoll presents the Womb Settee. This two-seat settee was originally designed by Eero Saarinen in 1948 and is generally believed to have been for his major architectural work for the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan, a complex for over 5,000 employees. Knoll reintroduced the settee in 2015.

Like the Womb Chair, the Womb Settee called for particular production techniques and exceptionally high-performance materials.

The sturdy, oversized form embodies Saarinen signatures of timeless, sensual functionality.

Eero Saarinen said: "The need for such seats has never gone away. Now, more than ever, we have the need to relax."

The Womb Chair doubles its comfort and joins the Relax collection, with a foam-coated chassis in soft polyurethane and down-filled cushions for a chair that is sturdy, comfortable and welcoming at the same time. 

Finish designer Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) graduated from Yale School of Architecture, joining his father’s Ann Arbor practice to become Saarinen and Saarinen. He taught design at the Cranbrook Academy, the birthplace of American modernism, and had a long career designing for Knoll, which produced his iconic Womb and Tulip chairs. His TWA terminal in New York is a landmark mid-century modern building, recently converted to a hotel.

Knoll products are defined by a distinct modern sensibility. From classics by the likes of Mies van der Rohe to ground-breaking designs by contemporary creatives including Marc Newson, David Adjaye, Barber Osgerby and Rem Koolhaas.

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